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Title: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on October 01, 2010, 01:50:50 am
Sita Sings the Blues (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1172203/). Animated exploration of the story of Ramayana, with a jazz soundtrack. I can heartily recommend this, apart from the sort of inherent sexism built in to some of the mythology explored within. The film was made over a period of five years by Nina Paley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nina_Paley). It's partly autobiographical, and the story behind the story gets into some copyright issues.

The Libertine (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375920/). Mostly true Johnny Depp movie, about a 17th century poet/earl/hedonist. I didn't enjoy this quite as much as I expected to. Also it's sort of depressing.

White Ribbon (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1149362/). Great movie. Pretty dark. About some German kids in a little village before WWI. Lots of bad stuff happens.

I Served the King of England (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0284363/). Jirí Menzel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jir%C3%AD_Menzel) movie about a hotel-worker in Prague before/during/after WWII. Some dark stuff in this, too, but it was really very funny.

The Road (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0898367/). Hm. I probably shouldn't have even watched this, since I'm such a McCarthy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cormac_McCarthy) fanboy. It wasn't terrible. On another note, I didn't know this guy (http://www.cormac-mccarthy.com/) existed.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on October 01, 2010, 02:17:21 pm
The Libertine was disapointing wasn't it?  I remember thinking: "Jonny Depp and John Malcovich?  I can't go wrong with that combination." Cut to 45 minutes into the movie when I wake in a movie theatre, bored out of my skull, barely able to stay concious.  Somehow the film just lacked life.

As for McCarthy, I recently gave up on reading Blood Meridian.  It was just unreadable to me, which was a surprize, as I've been told I am the type who would love McCarthy by more than one person.  I did really enjoy the film version of No Country for Old Men.  In fact, it's probably in my top ten favorite films.  Are other McCarthy novels more readable?

I just saw Precious.  It was okay, but my sister summed it up pretty well:  "an after school special, with swearing."  The acting was good for the most part.

I'm looking forward to seeing  I'm Still Here  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1356864/).  I'm interested in what was done there. 

Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on October 01, 2010, 03:15:12 pm
My favorite is Suttree. I do think it's a bit more accessible. It's funnier, too - or as funny as he gets, anyway. Child of God and The Orchard Keeper were good as well.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: jay-ell on October 03, 2010, 03:46:20 pm
Speaking of disappointing, I recently got almost one-quarter of the way through The Story of O.

I was less bothered by the overt misogyny, because I understood it as part of the world in which O had chosen to immerse herself. But I couldn't take it seriously because of the '70s hairstyles and flat-chested women...and it was much more softcore than I'd expected, at least up to the point where I cut it off. 
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on November 06, 2010, 11:36:08 pm
I'm watching (again) Rollerball (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073631/) after work, a bit at a time. Something I never noticed before - James Caan plays Jonathan E as if he's just impersonating Adam Sandler. Not like Billy Madison or Little Nicky or whatever - Adam Sandler himself.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on November 07, 2010, 06:15:10 am
I'm watching (again) Rollerball (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073631/) after work, a bit at a time. Something I never noticed before - James Caan plays Jonathan E as if he's just impersonating Adam Sandler. Not like Billy Madison or Little Nicky or whatever - Adam Sandler himself.

I'm gonna have to watch that again to check that out.  I really love that movie.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on November 07, 2010, 04:23:29 pm
I'm gonna have to watch that again to check that out.  I really love that movie.

I would like it if you did, because it was really striking to me and I'd like to hear what you thought. It actually distracted me a bit.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on November 08, 2010, 03:55:16 am
I recently saw "Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0422295/) which I found surprisingly engrossing.  I woke up in the middle of the night, couldn't get back to sleep and watched it, then went back to sleep, and the film seeped into my dreams. I kind of love Robert Downey Jr. and found his work in that film pretty engrossing.  Being that I'm my own below the surface freak, somehow it all worked for me.  It was surprisingly kinky and sexy - but then I realized afterward that the dude that made it also made  Secretary  (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274812/) and everything fell into place.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on November 08, 2010, 04:03:52 am
Aha. Secretary was quite good, I thought.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on November 08, 2010, 06:04:45 pm
I think both involve some light whipping of a female on all fours, so the similarities are there.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on November 11, 2010, 04:15:26 am
Another issue I have with Rollerball: They're basically in the midst of the playoffs and they are introducing the game to young players who don't even recognize that the ball is heavy and made of steel. That is no way to run a sport.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on November 11, 2010, 05:14:12 am
Another issue I have with Rollerball: They're basically in the midst of the playoffs and they are introducing the game to young players who don't even recognize that the ball is heavy and made of steel. That is no way to run a sport.

As I recall, that sport had a high mortality rate.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on November 11, 2010, 02:52:17 pm
I was going to say that it doesn't really get terribly lethal until that last bit where they suspend all the rules (only two players finish the last bout shown) but I guess maybe it doesn't bear up under close inspection, because you're right. I think they cite a statistic that the most deaths in a game was nine. It just seems like you put in a few new guys in the playoffs and your performance is going to suffer a bit. Of course, the same could be said for your opponents, but you'd end up putting a pretty shitty product on the track for the fans, and that does make a difference for your economic survival.

There is the slightest chance I am thinking about this too much.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on November 24, 2010, 07:07:34 pm
I just saw Visioneers.

man, I really just can't handle a lot of satire. People don't know how to do satire that isn't heavy-handed and simplistic and stupid. Most of the parts that were pushing hard on the Satire angle were unfunny and annoyed me. "we're all losing our individuality to corporations! everyone is obsessed with productivity and success! We watch Oprah and think she will make our lives better!"

however, Zak Galifianakis is unbelievably funny, and there were points where I was laughing so hard that I had to pause the movie.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on November 24, 2010, 10:35:41 pm
chaos & anarchy were pronounced were so subtly off but 'right' it just killed me laughing
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on November 25, 2010, 02:30:13 am
code 46-the end is heartbreaking
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on November 25, 2010, 06:12:01 am
harry potter blah blah 1 - meh, the rest better be worth it. this one was twilight at hogwart's: brooding, full of gray, blue, black, and rain. and for fuck's sake put the shakycam back in the steadicam rig.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on November 25, 2010, 08:06:42 pm
Do you dream of becoming an old curmudgeon?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on November 25, 2010, 08:10:52 pm
Do you dream of becoming an old curmudgeon?

becoming?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on November 25, 2010, 08:12:09 pm
I love the way Eastwood grunts in that movie.  Totally reminds me of an old guy I was quite fond of back in the day.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on November 25, 2010, 11:52:34 pm
eastwood played gruff, carmudgeon-y dudes, even when he was not old.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on November 27, 2010, 12:29:02 am
I finally watched The Seven Year Itch (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048605/) this time home. Not what I expected, and good, but not quite good the way I thought it would be. Pretty strange movie.

I also watched Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042755/), which clearly was an attempt to come up with another movie series after Ma & Pa Kettle. Interesting to see James Whitmore (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0926235/) as a young man.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on November 27, 2010, 05:31:22 am
I finally watched The Seven Year Itch (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048605/) this time home. Not what I expected, and good, but not quite good the way I thought it would be. Pretty strange movie.

I watched that also very recently.  For some reason I had never seen any Marilyn Monroe movies before other than The Misfits because I had heard it was good (It is) and Some Like it Hot because I'm a big Jack Lemmon fan.  I guess I assumed that aside from the eye candy they probably sucked.  Seven Year Itch doesn't suck exactly, but it's not great either.  Marilyn Monroe is super fine though. no doubt. 

I've also recently seen Bus Stop (campy and pretty weird, but entertaining), Gentleman Prefer Blondes (Just two days ago, actually.  Vapid and ridiculous, but a lot of fun), and Don't Bother to Knock which was a damn good film.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on November 27, 2010, 03:43:40 pm
We have a big stack of MM's movies, but I think I've only seen Itch and Hot so far. I thought Itch was pretty good, but not because of her. Although she was herself in it, which is sort of always nice. I read up a little on the film and she was starting to come apart during the filming of it and scenes would routinely require 40 takes. That would be tough.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on December 20, 2010, 03:06:30 am
just got back from tron:legacy in imax 3d. i went in with low expectations, and enjoyed the hell out of it. there's a bit of an uncanny valley problem in some scenes, but everything else was just about perfect *IF* you fondly remember the original and acknowledge all its flaws *OR* you never saw it in the first place and are a preteen boy.

the daft punk soundtrack is amazing. the effects are fantastic, save the uncanny valley.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on December 20, 2010, 03:57:44 am
I don't think I'll bother seeing the movie but i think the soundtrack is going to be a new years gift to myself.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on December 20, 2010, 03:55:21 pm
Saw The Fantastic Mr. Fox last night.  Found it boring.  It was interesting, because it had the look of a Wes Anderson movie, which I've always enjoyed the intricacies of, yet something about it was totally unengaging for me.  Huh.

Also saw The Social Network.  It was okay.  I sort of felt like I'd seen enough of the "it's lonely at the top" style stories that this one didn't really blow me out of the water.  I have known a few socially inept geniuses in my time that I felt the portrail was some what accurate, if a bit one sided.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on December 24, 2010, 07:26:22 pm
Beleive: The Eddie Izzard Story-a documentary about some dude.  its rather touching when he talks about his mom.

Champion-a documentary about danny trejo.  he is an amazing, amazing guy!  hell of inspirational.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on December 24, 2010, 09:28:44 pm
Love Eddie Izzard. I think I mentioned elsewhere that I just saw Freaks.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on December 25, 2010, 04:49:21 am
I love that movie.  Freaks is such a great early film.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on December 25, 2010, 04:52:11 am
It was good and all and I liked it, and it had some interesting extras, but I think it couldn't live up to what I expected.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on December 30, 2010, 02:59:41 am
Just got home from Black Swann.  It was quite good.  Arnofsky always does a good job of building tension.  If you were a fan of Requiem for a Dream, you will enjoy this movie.  Don't get turned off by the ballet thing.  Seriously.  There were plenty of guys there who clearly dug it, and my husband was also distrubed by it.  I do have one complaint about the movie, but to avoid spoilers I won't comment at this point.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on December 30, 2010, 05:03:49 am
of COURSE there were guys there that dug it, we're going for the portman/kunis makeout. seeing a fantasy on film is worth three hours of sitting through a movie about dancing.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on December 30, 2010, 02:51:53 pm
Is that the one with the "sex" scene?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on December 30, 2010, 04:25:00 pm
There is more to it than just the girl on girl action, but yes.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on December 30, 2010, 04:37:50 pm
girl on girl on girl action?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on December 30, 2010, 06:50:25 pm
There is more to it than just the girl on girl action, but yes.

That's unpossible.

I kid. I was just checking, because I never know anything about what new movies are out except what I see in my little corner of the internet and broadcast during sporting events, so that was all I knew about it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on December 30, 2010, 10:05:47 pm
girl on girl on girl action?

Girl on girl on swan action.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on December 30, 2010, 11:09:15 pm
Girl on girl on swan action.

That's seven-kinky if anything is.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on December 31, 2010, 01:13:07 am
Black Swan was surprizingly kinky for me and those around me.  I was seated between a teenage boy (who was sitting next to his other friend) and my husband (who was continually distracted from the movie by my surprizingly low cut top).  The horniness was palpable.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on December 31, 2010, 01:24:55 am
A bird in the seat is worth 2 on the screen.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on December 31, 2010, 03:52:05 am
A bird in the seat is worth 2 on the screen.

can
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on January 01, 2011, 09:13:50 am
I saw The King's Speech just before new years. I really enjoyed it, a little bit by the numbers but fairly compelling. Not sure if it would appeal to an American audience or not.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on January 11, 2011, 07:15:11 am
Metropolitan was really enjoyable. I have this sick thing where I love horrible "preppy" people who drink their dad's scotch and wear ties for no reason and go to deb balls. I cannot really explain it.
Memorable themes: petite brunettes, unfounded sexual jealousy/anxiety
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: lprkn on January 12, 2011, 06:41:24 am
Metropolitan

Duly added to the netflix queue.

I finally got around to watching Waltz With Bashir, and although it was a bit different than I thought it was going to be, it was still good through and through. I loved the music. I still can't fully accept Flash animation, though.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 13, 2011, 05:12:15 am
Someone my wife works with got a Academy review copy of True Grit (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1403865/). Nice job on that.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 18, 2011, 12:16:46 am
Mary and Max (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_and_Max)-a hell of touching claymation movie that isnt for kids
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on January 18, 2011, 03:04:14 am
I've been meaning to watch that one, heard nothing but good things. Top of the Netflix streaming queue it goes.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on January 18, 2011, 03:30:15 am
Someone my wife works with got a Academy review copy of True Grit (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1403865/). Nice job on that.

We saw it on Friday night.  Very very good and faithful to the book.  Jeff Bridges totally pulled it off.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on January 18, 2011, 05:26:13 am
just saw it tonight, i have the original in my dvr for this week, and i'm totally going to read the book first chance i get. good film, solid oscar bait.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on January 18, 2011, 05:35:55 am
I'm gonna see it on Saturday.  Been looking forward to.  I have confidence that Jeff Bridges can pull it off if anyone can.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on January 18, 2011, 05:46:58 am
I saw it last week and it's fuck*ng awesome. Best movie I saw last year (rather, saw this year that was released last year). Well, that or Winter's Bone, which everyone should see.

I'm gonna see it on Saturday.  Been looking forward to.  I have confidence that Jeff Bridges can pull it off if anyone can.

The Dude abides.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 19, 2011, 04:24:43 pm
I think we're going to watch the second X-Files movie tonight, as we just finished the box set this weekend. Last couple seasons so fuck*ng disappointing.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on January 19, 2011, 07:51:36 pm
Ugh, so true.

I can't remember if the movies were good. We liked the kind of dopey spinoff series with the three nerdy guys:
http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The-Lone-Gunmen-The-Complete-Series-Disc-1/70025613 (http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The-Lone-Gunmen-The-Complete-Series-Disc-1/70025613)

But then it ended idiotically.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 19, 2011, 10:48:25 pm
The show just went into the tank nine ways from Sunday. The final episode was pretty absurd. I heard this movie sucked, too, so I got that going for me.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on January 20, 2011, 09:23:20 am
in the last week or so I have seen Jaws, Robocop, and Action Jackson. Two of these were classics.

I don't know why I didn't think I would like those movies. Oh man, Robocop was so good.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: littlefallsmets on January 20, 2011, 09:39:42 am
I just saw the He-Man live action movie for the first time in yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeears and I am fascinated with how over-all bad it is and yet it is strewn with these little hints of some other movie that would've actually been pretty good.

It is like 70% an awful movie and then 10% each of three pretty good movies that are all competely different in tone from each other as well as the "core" bad movie.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on January 20, 2011, 03:23:18 pm
oh goodness i loved action jackson when i was a younger one, carl weathers all kicking coach's ass and loving on prince's girl vanity's nipples, sharon stone being some hot nobody who hadn't shown her kitty all over town, what a truly horrible awesome film
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 20, 2011, 04:24:05 pm
In the new Bud ads, they have some deal where the guys all have Stickum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stickum) on their hands so as not to drop their beers, and at the end Carl Weathers is having trouble with his playbook sticking to his hands. So jarring. Carl Weathers doesn't have trouble with things, things have trouble with Carl Weathers.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 20, 2011, 04:28:48 pm
Did watch that X Files movie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443701/). It wasn't terrible - like a pretty typical monster of the week episode from the show. I will say, from watching the gag reel, that Gillian Anderson has a foul mouth. Spicy!
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 20, 2011, 06:16:31 pm
Oh man, Robocop was so good.

hell and damn and fuck yes
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on January 20, 2011, 07:35:27 pm
I saw Robocop back in the 80s and remember not being impressed by it.  Seems like I remember it being pretty cheesy.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on January 20, 2011, 10:58:08 pm
I'm just REALLY over the whole gritty, realistic action movie thing. I want movies to be fun again.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 23, 2011, 11:31:54 pm
You sound so world-weary!

Speaking of movies (http://glamour-news.blogspot.com/2009/06/top-17-situations-to-avoid-if-you-find.html) (old internet thing).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 24, 2011, 03:41:18 pm
I saw "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" this weekend, and quite enjoyed it. Because I am a HUGE NERD.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: lprkn on January 24, 2011, 04:39:56 pm
It is a good, fun movie.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: jay-ell on January 24, 2011, 04:49:25 pm
I saw "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" this weekend, and quite enjoyed it. Because I am a HUGE NERD.

Did you read the books? I thought they were OK, but could see how they'd make a really good movie.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on January 25, 2011, 08:38:30 am
This makes me a giant douche for talking this way about a comic book movie but, the way they compressed the timeline of the movie really the emotional punches of the story, which I felt made the whole thing work. It's grown on me on rewatches though, and I always love an Edgar Wright commentary.
Watching the alternate ending on the DVD feels way more consistent with the rest of the film.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 25, 2011, 07:59:39 pm
Anyone here seen Begotten (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101420/) (wikilink) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Begotten)? Looks creepy; I am reading that maybe it just sucks.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 25, 2011, 08:56:58 pm
im about to finish watching '2001: A Space Odyssey'.  its epic and hell of thoughtful.  its not my most favoritest, yet i sufficiently dig it. 
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on January 26, 2011, 03:24:49 am
im about to finish watching '2001: A Space Odyssey'.  its epic and hell of thoughtful.  its not my most favoritest, yet i sufficiently dig it. 

I'm giving you a can on Andalucia's behalf.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on January 26, 2011, 04:22:03 am
The King's Speech was awesome. My friends all came out of it pissed off that the idea of royalty still exists. I realized... it really doesn't bother me.

First movie I have seen in a while where I cannot think of any flaw.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 21, 2011, 02:09:08 am
a preview i just saw of an upcoming movie:

hesher (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H65ybNyfGGg)

i look forward to seeing rainn wilson do drama.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Mr Trout on February 22, 2011, 09:34:29 am
G.N.A.R. (http://vimeo.com/17787406)
(full movie (http://unofficialnetworks.com/gnar/).)

I found this movie because while I was skiing a difficult line under a chairlift, someone going up shouted "I'm the best skiier on the mountain!"

How do you respond to that? Once I got home I had to google that, and I found GNAR. I have watched this movie maybe 8 times now and have now have sought out and watched many other Shane McConkey videos.

It is hilarious, irreverent, in poor taste and makes me laugh every time I watch it. Get a bunch of your friends together and put it on. Doesn't matter if you ski or not, you will laugh.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on February 22, 2011, 07:32:04 pm
started watching a Tyler Perry movie last night. Really into it, in a weird way. It was almost like two different movies mashed together, because half of it was really serious drama, and the other half was zany fart comedy. It would transition from a rape scene to a bunch of old black ladies smoking pot and farting. Really really bizarre.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: littlefallsmets on February 22, 2011, 07:40:49 pm
Tyler Perry has this weird approach to writing where it is almost like he has never lived a moment as an actual person.

It is like he is an alien who only understands American culture through sitcoms and soap operas and is asked to write about people from that point-of-view.

As if he thinks those things are reality and his writings are a dramatic embellishment starting from that point, creating an exponential multiplication of melodrama and unlikely misunderstandings and cardboard-thin villains and whatnot.

I chalk up his reality disconnect to his being one of those thinly-closeted people who have convinced themselves they're well-closeted but... could be something else, I guess.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on February 22, 2011, 07:52:57 pm
started watching a Tyler Perry movie last night. Really into it, in a weird way. It was almost like two different movies mashed together, because half of it was really serious drama, and the other half was zany fart comedy. It would transition from a rape scene to a bunch of old black ladies smoking pot and farting. Really really bizarre.

I assumed from this that I was in the dream thread.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on February 23, 2011, 02:32:18 pm
Saw Hall Pass last night.  Was much funnier than I was expecting.  Also, Jenna Fischer is really attractive.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: jay-ell on February 23, 2011, 02:58:07 pm
Tangled was cute, but no matter how hard Disney tries, there is simply no way to make Rapunzel about anything other than chastity.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 02, 2011, 01:41:19 am
peacock (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peacock_(_2010_film))
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: lprkn on March 02, 2011, 02:27:43 am
Note: Megamind is better than Despicable Me, both are enjoyable.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on March 02, 2011, 05:31:44 am
I haven't seen Megamind, but Despicable Me was very cute.  I liked it quite a lot.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on March 02, 2011, 03:42:04 pm
I watched Due Date recently, on the plane. I wish they wouldn't censor the plane movies. I wish they would just say "Parents, this is another opportunity to actually parent instead of having the airline fill the role of nanny for you. It's up to you to decide if you want your kids to hear people say fuck or see some titties." It was ok, but not as good as I was expecting.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on March 08, 2011, 06:43:06 am
Pirate Radio (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1131729/). Lots of good music, some funny bits, Phillip Seymour Hoffman was not very good.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446029/). Pretty funny. I guess Beck did a lot of the music? I liked it - but I never read the books.

Valhalla Rising (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862467/). I quite liked this. Very atmospheric.

Did anyone here see Rec (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038988/)? I want to see it with the lovely Ms, but I'm afraid it might be pegging the gore meter a bit.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 08, 2011, 02:02:30 pm
Valhalla Rising (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862467/). I quite liked this. Very atmospheric.

same here, i saw that a few months ago.

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Did anyone here see Rec (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1038988/)? I want to see it with the lovely Ms, but I'm afraid it might be pegging the gore meter a bit.

i didnt see that one, but i saw the american remake (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarantine_(2008_film)) that stars jennifer carpenter.  i cant say whether the original has lots of gore or not, but i would say it has a fair amount, based on the plot.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 08, 2011, 04:25:46 pm
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446029/). Pretty funny. I guess Beck did a lot of the music? I liked it - but I never read the books.

If I recall correctly, Beck wrote the songs for Sex Bob-Omb, and worked with the actors to make them into a band (Michael Cera actually played bass already, the rest of them were new to it).  The song performed by the Scott's awful ex-girlfriend was written and performed by Metric, except the actress's vocals were overdubbed.  Apparently there's a version with Emily Haines' vocals floating around.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on March 08, 2011, 06:22:35 pm
That would be sort of fun, having Beck teaching you to be a band. I kind of thought the ex's band (Envy, I think her name was?) sounded like Garbage (if not garbage).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on March 13, 2011, 06:30:34 am
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters.

Holy crap this movie was amazing. The kind of amazing that makes me say, I need to go through my netflix and change everything with 5 stars to have 4 stars, because only this movie should have 5 stars.

It is about Yukio Mishima (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukio_Mishima) who is completely fascinating.
Also the guy who directed it wrote Taxi Driver. I guess I have a lot of interests in common with Paul Schrader.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on March 13, 2011, 12:53:56 pm
Quote from: wiki
He finished his planned speech after a few minutes, returned to the commandant's office and committed seppuku. The customary kaishakunin duty at the end of this ritual had been assigned to Tatenokai member Masakatsu Morita, but Morita was unable to properly perform the task. After several failed attempts, he allowed another Tatenokai member, Hiroyasu Koga, to behead Mishima. Morita himself attempted to commit seppuku that day as well. When he failed, Koga once again performed the kaishakunin duty.

Bolded to emphasise my horror.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on March 13, 2011, 06:38:09 pm
Just saw 127 Hours, which was surprisingly boring.  I came to a point about half way through where I just wanted him to hurry up and cut his arm off.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 13, 2011, 07:16:52 pm
Just saw 127 Hours, which was surprisingly boring.  I came to a point about half way through where I just wanted him to hurry up and cut his arm off.

i have this in my netflix qway.  my only concern is, since i know what is going to happen in the end, will it be any less enjoyable?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on March 13, 2011, 09:05:04 pm
I don't think it was knowing that made it less enjoyable for me.  It was James Franco that made it less enjoyable to me.  I haven't really seen much of him before and I definitely didn't like his performance here. 

In the whole man v nature based on true stories vein, I much preferred Into the Wild as far as emotional journeys into isolation and suffering/struggle go.  In both cases I knew what the outcome would be, but there was something about Into the Wild that struck me on a much deeper level.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on March 14, 2011, 01:50:18 am
I haven't seen 127 hours but I really disliked Into the Wild. I'm probably curmudgeonly before my time but it was a story about a dude who goes into the wild and dies because he's so busy being a free spirit that he doesn't bother to listen to any good advice. Damn long-hair.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 14, 2011, 03:03:37 am
I haven't seen 127 hours but I really disliked Into the Wild. I'm probably curmudgeonly before my time but it was a story about a dude who goes into the wild and dies because he's so busy being a free spirit that he doesn't bother to listen to any good advice. Damn long-hair.

a chill just ran up my spine because we already have one asserdan on this rock.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on March 14, 2011, 03:35:40 am
I liked Into the Wild even though I didn't like that guy at all.  He was really full of shit.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on March 14, 2011, 03:59:52 am
I haven't seen 127 hours but I really disliked Into the Wild. I'm probably curmudgeonly before my time but it was a story about a dude who goes into the wild and dies because he's so busy being a free spirit that he doesn't bother to listen to any good advice. Damn long-hair.

The book is fantastic. Haven't seen the movie, but I know what you mean.

I liked 127 Hours. I think Franco did a fine job and it didn't drag like I feared it might.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on March 14, 2011, 07:24:50 pm
I haven't seen 127 hours but I really disliked Into the Wild. I'm probably curmudgeonly before my time but it was a story about a dude who goes into the wild and dies because he's so busy being a free spirit that he doesn't bother to listen to any good advice. Damn long-hair.

I liked Into the Wild even though I didn't like that guy at all.  He was really full of shit.

I think the audience was supposed to find his actions and choices questionable.  For me that was what made it so tragic and emotional.  A young man, a silly dreamer, can be driven to a very unhealthy place when left to his own devices.  It's an intensely frustrating thing to know someone has been presented with reason and for them to ignore it, but it happens so frequently, and I liked the way it as presented, where as in 127 Hours *spoiler*it was totally brushed off as an "oh, I was stupid, but now I leave a note."  He still does this shit.  He has a wife and child and he lost a limb, but he still endangers his life regularly.  *spoiler* The problem is, human beings long for freedom, and will seek it out to the point of self endangerment and possibly stupidity.  It's a fascinating thing to examine, and I think 127 failed to even touch upon that aspect in any deep way. 
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on March 17, 2011, 05:01:23 pm
Also the guy who directed it wrote Taxi Driver. I guess I have a lot of interests in common with Paul Schrader.

He also directed Hardcore (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079271/), which I really enjoyed. It wasn't as exploitative as you might expect. Nice work by Peter Boyle in it.

I don't think it was knowing that made it less enjoyable for me.  It was James Franco that made it less enjoyable to me.  I haven't really seen much of him before and I definitely didn't like his performance here. 

I liked him in Pineapple Express (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910936/); I don't think I want to see him in anything else. (After some research) The only things I've seen him in other than that are the Spider-Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0145487/) movies (which I thought he kind of sucked in) and an X-Files episode.

In the whole man v nature based on true stories vein, I much preferred Into the Wild as far as emotional journeys into isolation and suffering/struggle go.  In both cases I knew what the outcome would be, but there was something about Into the Wild that struck me on a much deeper level.

I'm not really interested in all those "wandering off into the wilderness and not handling it well" movies. I'd be into watching a movie about Rulon Gardner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rulon_Gardner), but he only lost a toe.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: lprkn on March 20, 2011, 04:00:50 am
If I was Josef Stalin, I would have snatched up Rulon Gardner for my super-soldier breeding program so fast.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on March 23, 2011, 02:57:34 am
He also directed Hardcore (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079271/), which I really enjoyed. It wasn't as exploitative as you might expect. Nice work by Peter Boyle in it.

Hardcore is definitely an overlooked masterpiece.  It's the kind of gritty movie that I love and Hollywood doesn't know how to make anymore.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on March 23, 2011, 05:08:55 am
my roommate and I watched Malcolm X. I still love it a lot. I really really like Spike Lee.

My roommate made some weird comments about "not buying" certain aspects of the movie.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on March 24, 2011, 04:47:33 am
My favorite Spike Lee movie joint movie is 25th Hour, which seems to sit pretty far from most of his other work, thematically and stylistically. I like his other movies too, but I love that one. Oh man, Rosario Dawson. Oh man. Maybe Clockers is my second favorite.

Wait, did I see Clockers? I read and really enjoyed the book but can't remember if I actually saw the movie. Weird.

Also, he was really entertaining in Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks (http://www.avclub.com/articles/winning-time-reggie-miller-vs-the-new-york-knicks,39188/).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 24, 2011, 03:52:02 pm
"God Grew Tired of Us" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_Grew_Tired_of_Us)

hell of heartbreaking, yet hell of inspirational.  i want to be like those dudes when i grow up.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on March 24, 2011, 04:14:24 pm
"God Grew Tired of Us" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God_Grew_Tired_of_Us)

hell of heartbreaking, yet hell of inspirational.  i want to be like those dudes when i grow up.

Love this movie!  I love the look on all their faces when they're checking out the sprinkled donut.  It reminds me of when I ran the food bank and had to explain to new Canadian refugees that marshmallows are food - in fact a candy that children will like.  Marshmallows are pretty alien if you've never seen one and can't read the packaging.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: CortJstr on March 24, 2011, 04:27:21 pm
I haven't seen it yet because it's still being made but I just gave some Kickstarter money to a documentary on designer board games. It looks to be the tits.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on March 24, 2011, 04:33:51 pm
I haven't seen it yet because it's still being made but I just gave some Kickstarter money to a documentary on designer board games. It looks to be the tits.

Please keep us (me) apprised of this. I'm curious about it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: CortJstr on March 24, 2011, 04:43:22 pm
Please keep us (me) apprised of this. I'm curious about it.

Will do. You can watch the "trailer" here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/LorienGreen/going-cardboard-a-board-game-documentary-0
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on March 24, 2011, 04:55:43 pm
Thank you, sir. You are a gentleman and a scholar.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on March 27, 2011, 02:01:21 am
We are in the middle of Inception. I am too annoyed to go back and see if this has been discussed, I just need to rant.

So I read the description when the movie arrived: the main premise is that it's possible to manipulate a person's dreams.

There are, oh, ten thousand things you could do with that concept. And my thought upon reading the description was "oh god, it is not possible that Hollywood is going to do something good with this." Out of the ten thousand possibilities, I had no doubt that they were not going to choose a good one,

And yeah: basically the only thing Hollywood knows how to do is explosions, car crashes, and shooting, so that is the only way they can think of to execute this concept.

Also, there are only two women in the whole movie and is it just me or are they both terrible actresses?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 27, 2011, 02:06:15 am
when christopher nolan and a huge amount of money love each other very much, sometimes there are tons of explosions.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on March 27, 2011, 02:13:43 am
OMG and here is this totally insane line from the review in the Washington Post:

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Nolan, who reportedly used as few computer effects as possible while shooting "Inception,"

Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on March 27, 2011, 02:18:19 am
Also there is basically nothing in this movie that is dreamlike. Unless other people's dreams have a hell of a lot more special effects and car chases and explosions than mine do, they have completely failed to evoke anything reminiscent of actual dreams.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on March 27, 2011, 02:25:09 am
Here's the Inception thread (http://touamb.com/index.php/topic,5718.0.html)wombat
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on March 27, 2011, 02:30:25 am
Thanks. I think.

OK one more thing before I read that thread: When you write something - such as a movie script - and it is hard to understand and/or follow, that does not make you smart. This seems to be a commonly held misconception. But what it actually makes you is a bad writer.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on March 27, 2011, 07:40:38 am
Fuck Wombat, it's a Batman movie, you should know better.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on March 27, 2011, 01:16:03 pm
I'm not sure I ever saw a Batman movie. But it was a movie picked out by the Tech Staff which maybe should have been a warning in itself.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: CortJstr on March 28, 2011, 08:35:16 pm
Thanks. I think.

OK one more thing before I read that thread: When you write something - such as a movie script - and it is hard to understand and/or follow, that does not make you smart. This seems to be a commonly held misconception. But what it actually makes you is a bad writer.

This is why I still can't decide if I actually like David Foster Wallace. He tends to veer into "I don't understand this at all so it must be brilliant" territory
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on March 28, 2011, 08:38:22 pm
This is why I still can't decide if I actually like David Foster Wallace. He tends to veer into "I don't understand this at all so it must be brilliant" territory

Ding-ding-ding-ding-ding. Sorry, I know as a lit-hipster I am supposed to be down with him, but I can't hang.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on March 28, 2011, 10:59:21 pm
I just saw"the Illusionist" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPdLrxxo4mg) which was wonderful.  It's made by the same folks who made  The Triplets of Belleville (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_LRQ6d9wdc), (which is one of the most enchanting animated films ever made if you haven't yet seen it).  Both these film are the epitome of French enchanted melancholy I adore.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 28, 2011, 11:31:01 pm
I just saw"the Illusionist" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPdLrxxo4mg) which was wonderful.  It's made by the same folks who made  The Triplets of Belleville (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_LRQ6d9wdc), (which is one of the most enchanting animated films ever made if you haven't yet seen it).  Both these film are the epitome of French enchanted melancholy I adore.

that is a preview for the movie "source code".....
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on March 29, 2011, 01:01:08 am
I just saw"the Illusionist" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPdLrxxo4mg) which was wonderful.  It's made by the same folks who made  The Triplets of Belleville (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_LRQ6d9wdc), (which is one of the most enchanting animated films ever made if you haven't yet seen it).  Both these film are the epitome of French enchanted melancholy I adore.

Oh, that looks good and Triplets was a wonderful film.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: lprkn on March 29, 2011, 01:03:30 am
Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I really enjoyed Triplets.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on March 29, 2011, 04:25:27 am
I really really didn't like Illusionist. It bugged me a lot. Interested to hear what the rest of you think about it.

Maybe I've lost my sense of whimsy, or something. I loved Triplets.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on March 29, 2011, 04:55:51 am
that is a preview for the movie "source code".....

I think that was just an ad. The trailer had a trailer...or something.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: smick on March 29, 2011, 06:58:53 pm
In re: Inception

I just saw it and the Lovely Bones.    I enjoyed both.   I really wish Inception had a little bit more of the visual guts that Lovely Bones had.


I've been traveling for work.  The Casino I've been living in has a movie theater in it.   I saw these two movies there.

True Grit: Loved it.   Not sure when I haven't loved something the Cohen's have worked on.   The original John Wayne movie arrived at my house yesterday.   I'd like to compare The Dude and the Duke's performances.

The Fighter:  Heartbreaking.  I loved this as well.   I even liked Amy Adams in it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on March 29, 2011, 09:04:51 pm
I really really didn't like Illusionist. It bugged me a lot. Interested to hear what the rest of you think about it.

Maybe I've lost my sense of whimsy, or something. I loved Triplets.

Was it his relationship with the girl that bothered you?  I found there was a lot of tension there in regard to each of their expectations of the other that was interesting.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 30, 2011, 11:24:16 am
(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_liuwdi6Qeu1qbv2oyo1_400.jpg)

zoe bell.  'nuff said.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Drygioni on April 01, 2011, 03:04:21 am
Anyone see Black Swan?

Superb film. An absolute ride seeing it in the cinema, builds perfectly throughout and you're constantly in thrall with the emotions of Portman's character, the symbiotic mesh of music, cinematography and head-fucked-up-ness is just brilliant. I love Swan Lake so that helps. I urge you to put your speakers on loud, turn the lights off and enjoy. It gets very intense at times and I'm a little bit loathe to put myself through it again but it's really fuck*ng good.

Also, Natalie Portman fiddles with herself and Mila Kunis goes to town on her crotch (http://i661.photobucket.com/albums/uu332/IIJM/forum/th_rotatesmilie9ihbd1.gif)

EDIT: I see this has already been covered. Seriously the sex action is just a small but crucial part of a bigger thing.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 01, 2011, 03:22:13 am
Sure it is.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on April 01, 2011, 09:15:43 am
Seems like just a couple of years ago the majority of opinion on this board was that Natalie Portman wasn't a very good actress.  I thought she was terrible in Star Wars, but I don't blame her for that.  I guess she's improved.  Mila Kunis is a fox.  I didn't know she was also in Black Swan.  I need to see this movie.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: smick on April 01, 2011, 04:43:20 pm
Seems like just a couple of years ago the majority of opinion on this board was that Natalie Portman wasn't a very good actress.  I thought she was terrible in Star Wars, but I don't blame her for that.  I guess she's improved.  Mila Kunis is a fox.  I didn't know she was also in Black Swan.  I need to see this movie.

It's a poor workman that blames their tools, but Nat didn't have much to work with in Star Wars.  I think they all should have talked less, and more things should have gone "PEW PEW PEW" and "KEWRBLOOOM!"  (also: ZWOMP ZWOMP ZWOMP.)
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: littlefallsmets on April 01, 2011, 04:47:24 pm
There is only so much you can do as an actor when someone gives you terrible dialogue and tells you to deliver it to a ping pong ball on a blue wall with the caveat that the pingpong ball is eventually going to be a racist caricature lizard bunny, don't worry, we'll fix it in post.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 01, 2011, 05:28:28 pm
I wonder how much of that is going to creep in to regular film making - there's such a difference from the films of the 30s and 40s, say, to the dramas of today, and I'm guessing that they'll be a gradual CGI creep just because you can do so much with it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on April 01, 2011, 06:56:02 pm
There is only so much you can do as an actor when someone gives you terrible dialog

OMG, horrible flash back of an audition where I had to say the line "why do they call you Dr. Tongue." Eventually I just walked out of that audition.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on April 01, 2011, 07:14:51 pm
This week I've seen A Place in the Sun.  Wow, what a fantastic film.  Elizabeth Taylor's first adult role.  And last night I saw For Whom the Bell Tolls.  Epic.  It seems like I saw a filmed version of this before, but it wasn't this.  What a fantastic movie.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on April 01, 2011, 11:43:00 pm
OMG, horrible flash back of an audition where I had to say the line "why do they call you Dr. Tongue." Eventually I just walked out of that audition.

That's gotta be sci-fi or porn.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on April 02, 2011, 12:45:26 am
Good (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_(film))
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on April 06, 2011, 11:42:38 am
this is the best thread i could think of to add this:

Will & Jaden Smith team up with M. Night Shyamalan (http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/04/will-jaden-smith-team-up-with-m-night-shyamalan-to-film-my-nightmare)

the amount of comedic gold in the comment section is a miracle.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 10, 2011, 09:12:44 pm
Inception (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1375666/). The sweetie didn't like it, but I thought it was pretty good - but maybe not 8.9 good.

Also, Silent Hill (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384537/). Not a great movie. However, it got us futzing around on the internet, because the movie/video game concept is in part based on Centralia, PA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Pennsylvania) (the town that was condemned for the underground coal fire). And then we found the google map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Centralia,+PA&aq=0&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=43.578243,107.138672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Centralia,+Columbia,+Pennsylvania&ll=40.803971,-76.343978&spn=0.00257,0.006539&t=k&z=18&layer=c&cbll=40.803947,-76.344237&panoid=3wpNDRJqZ5ljRILdM7wpsQ&cbp=12,190.14,,0,9.67), surprisingly with some street view in there. It looks like the video game or the movie!
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on April 10, 2011, 09:44:43 pm
Centralia, PA (the town that was condemned for the underground coal fire).

every once in a while the local news will do a piece about how the last few holdouts are fighting 'the man' to stay in their beloved, toxic, condemned town.

also, i just watched "The Langoliers".  im not proud of it; that movie sucked.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on April 10, 2011, 11:36:37 pm
I watched  Paper Heart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZbqQ-aeXO0).  It had it's moments, but it's psudo-documentary style had me questioning it's artificiality through out, which made it hard to connect with.

Also saw I Love You Phillip Morris (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoFANivV44g) which was an odd one. It had it's moments too.  I read up on the true story it was based on afterward, and I think they could have done a better job of interpreting it.  Interesting though.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on April 10, 2011, 11:56:44 pm
Can someone remind me to just stop watching movies already? In the last two weeks I saw Inception and Jane Eyre and both made me want to moan and rend my garments and lament that I would never get those hours of my life back. I mean, those are two movies that couldn't be about more different things. Obviously I just don't like movies and there is no point in trying to change this.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on April 11, 2011, 02:59:09 am
Can someone remind me to just stop watching movies already? In the last two weeks I saw Inception and Jane Eyre and both made me want to moan and rend my garments and lament that I would never get those hours of my life back. I mean, those are two movies that couldn't be about more different things. Obviously I just don't like movies and there is no point in trying to change this.

It is O.K. to not like movies.  You are still rad even if you do not like movies.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on April 11, 2011, 03:16:48 am
Thank you!
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 11, 2011, 03:50:20 am
Can someone remind me to just stop watching movies already? In the last two weeks I saw Inception and Jane Eyre and both made me want to moan and rend my garments and lament that I would never get those hours of my life back. I mean, those are two movies that couldn't be about more different things. Obviously I just don't like movies and there is no point in trying to change this.

Seriously, fuck movies. You like whatever you want to like, W.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on April 11, 2011, 04:34:07 am
I watched Paul last night.  That was a really fun movie.  Lots of in jokes for comic book geeks too.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on April 11, 2011, 08:16:06 am
I watched Paul last night.  That was a really fun movie.  Lots of in jokes for comic book geeks too.

Worth my 10 bucks? I love those guys in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, but I'm worried that I might dislike them in a Will Ferrel movie.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 11, 2011, 01:43:58 pm
New Yorker was disappointed with it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on April 11, 2011, 05:26:50 pm
Worth my 10 bucks? I love those guys in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, but I'm worried that I might dislike them in a Will Ferrel movie.

I couldn't say.  I quite like Will Ferrell, but he's hit or miss with me.  Some of his stuff is meh and some of it is hilarious.  This movie didn't have me rolling, but it was fun throughout and it had a sweet side which I liked.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: lprkn on April 11, 2011, 06:01:12 pm
New Yorker was disappointed with it.

I really sway between caring what reviewers think and not giving a toss. But then how do you avoid wasting a lot of time with stuff that's shit. This is even harder with music.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 11, 2011, 06:03:40 pm
I really sway between caring what reviewers think and not giving a toss. But then how do you avoid wasting a lot of time with stuff that's shit. This is even harder with music.

The New Yorker's reviewers have started to move toward liking things that real people like. I think the things they said about this movie are probably accurate, as well - but they're not terribly fond of biological humor. Their taste in music is often not compatible with my own.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 11, 2011, 10:05:17 pm
Currently in the middle of Silent Movie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075222/). Not holding up as well as some of his other stuff. This is fun, though:

(http://www.rojisan.com/blog/images/MelBrooksGoatse.jpg)
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on April 12, 2011, 01:19:18 pm
Currently in the middle of Silent Movie (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075222/). Not holding up as well as some of his other stuff. This is fun, though:

(http://www.rojisan.com/blog/images/MelBrooksGoatse.jpg)

It's a Paleo-Goatse!
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 12, 2011, 06:31:40 pm
Getting ready to watch Vampyr (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023649/). This is the second time I've rented it. I didn't get to it the first time and had to go back to work.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 13, 2011, 04:52:59 pm
Vampyr was solid. Just watched City of God (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/). Fun times!
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 13, 2011, 08:37:40 pm
Just watched Next Stop, Greenwich Village (http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0074963/). Not terrible. Bill Murray with one line, Chris Walken, Antonio Fargas and Jeff Goldblum in supporting roles, and Shelly Winters devouring the scenery as the stereotypical Jewish mother.

This was posted with/from my phone. Kind of a pain in the ass.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on April 14, 2011, 03:51:00 am
Vampyr was solid. Just watched City of God (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317248/). Fun times!

You should check out Bus 174. More fun times.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 14, 2011, 06:01:41 am
You should check out Bus 174. More fun times.


On list, now.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 24, 2011, 08:32:20 pm
Exterminating Angel (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056732/) - Luis Buñuel: Pretty interesting flick, and I guess par for the course for him. Surreal. A scathing indictment of the bourgeoisie, or something.
Inside Deep Throat (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418753/): I think everyone who might be interested in this probably knows pretty much everything it covers. I did enjoy Wes Craven saying that he may have worked in porn, but he wasn't going to say which ones he worked on.
Germany Year Zero (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039417/) - Roberto Rossellini: This was simply amazing. Of course, setting your movie amidst the ruins of Germany post-WWII helps pack a bit of a punch. I don't really know what more to say about it without ruining it - criticism isn't really my milieu.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 26, 2011, 03:38:19 pm
A Million in the Morning (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1647676/). A movie-watching duration record attempt - 8 competitors and a documentary crew. Things did get a little dicey, but it should have been better.
Making 'The Shining' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0203667/). Kind of interesting to see how Kubrick worked, and how other people worked with him. I wish this had been longer. Some of the other extras on the DVD are pretty cool, too - there's a bit where they show how they did some of the effects, like the top down view of the maze with Wendy and Danny walking through it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: smick on April 26, 2011, 06:10:06 pm
I used to do the same thing after Easter.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 30, 2011, 11:32:08 pm
Saw The Illusionist (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443543/). I will see anything with Paul Giamatti in it. Pretty good movie, even if I saw what was going down from Proclaimers distance.

Also, L'Eclisse (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056736/). I guess this is supposed to be a good movie? I liked two things about this film: a) the two stars are gorgeous, and b) the scenes of the Italian stock exchange were pretty cool.

Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 01, 2011, 12:13:48 am
I just saw Rio (http://www.rio-themovie.com/), the latest entry on the family friendly platter. It was fun, but way to many Tiny-Soda jokes.

I was really hoping that was going to be a Duran Duran documentary.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on May 01, 2011, 01:33:16 am
Man,  you gotta watch out these days, with the price of concessions going up so much, you could leave hungry - like the wolf.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 01, 2011, 01:53:20 am
I just saw Rio (http://www.rio-themovie.com/), the latest entry on the family friendly platter. It was fun, but way to many Tiny-Soda jokes.

That movie's one of those animal cartoons - I wouldn't see it, it doesn't have any girls on film.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on May 01, 2011, 02:13:26 am
Yeah, plus it always creeps me out when a movie only appeals predominantly to Caucasians.  There's something scary about white lines when you've got red blood.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Drygioni on May 02, 2011, 12:41:10 am
I watched City of God for the first time recently. Film's great, those Brazilians are notorious aren't they? The excellent cinematography means you have a really great view to a kill throughout the shootouts, I hope the film makers got to meet El Presidente and receive the recognition they deserved, it's a great document of some really wild boys in one of the most troubled hotspots upon planet Earth.

Too much information at times maybe; I'll certainly save a prayer for two poor unfortunate youngsters, a harrowing scene I won't spoil. Friends of mine felt it was a big thing to show such a serious scene, but if they had omitted such details I'd have to ask myself, is there something I should know? This world will further come undone unless we truly understand the ugly side of crime and passion.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 02, 2011, 01:17:05 pm
That's some fine work right there, J.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on May 15, 2011, 01:54:24 am
The King's Speech was awesome. My friends all came out of it pissed off that the idea of royalty still exists. I realized... it really doesn't bother me.

First movie I have seen in a while where I cannot think of any flaw.

Okay, this post made me think I should check it out and it's the reason I'm now I'm about to watch this movie.  I will report back.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on May 15, 2011, 02:20:08 am
Quote
Yeah, plus it always creeps me out when a movie only appeals predominantly to Caucasians.  There's something scary about white lines when you've got red blood.

I have no idea what this means.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on May 15, 2011, 12:49:55 pm
I have no idea what this means.

We're all riffing on a theme Inev:White Lines (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmIN9ulmy-E).

As for The Kings Speech, I did enjoy it.  Colin Firth is almost always good in everything, especially in those awkward roles.  I was contrasting the portrayal of King George VI as a warmly loving father against the stiffness of Queen Elizabeth and thinking about that during the movie.  I did wish that there would be more of the Queen Mother in the film though.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on May 15, 2011, 01:08:30 pm
We're all riffing on a theme Inev:White Lines (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmIN9ulmy-E).

That was pretty cool.  I had never heard that song.  It kinda got bogged down in the second half with the pointless, tacked on rapping.  They should remix that without the raps.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on May 15, 2011, 08:08:20 pm
oh, I mostly meant the part about how that movie appeals predominantly to caucasians.

Yeah, I actually know nothing about the movie - I was just trying to work in the song in a way that wasn't an allusion to doing cocaine.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 15, 2011, 09:09:47 pm
Watched The (T)Rite (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1161864/) on the plane. So now Anthony Hopkins is going to be the guy who makes any movie for a paycheck? Ok. I don't mind that at all - I do whatever they want for a paycheck, too. I just like knowing, so I don't go into a movie thinking it's going to be good because he's in it.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0270288/). I read this book when it came out, and it was great. The movie's fantastic as well. Sam Rockwell is so good. And yes, that is Michael Cera playing a young Chuck Barris. He's never been better. Johnny Depp was purportedly up for the role - that would have been an interesting movie, too.

The Crazies (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069895/), Romero's original. There were good things about this movie, but I was surprised at how clunky it was, considering Night of the Living Dead. We're going to watch the remake today, as well as King's Speech.

Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on May 15, 2011, 09:28:29 pm
oh, I mostly meant the part about how that movie appeals predominantly to caucasians.


Yeah, I actually know nothing about the movie - I was just trying to work in the song title in a way that wasn't an allusion to doing cocaine.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on May 15, 2011, 09:36:24 pm
OK, good. I have been thinking about that for several weeks.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 16, 2011, 05:11:45 am
Crazies sequel was better than the original, but not great. King's Speech was fantastic, although I was a little distracted by some minor historical inaccuracies and some glosses.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on May 17, 2011, 12:28:12 am
Source Code was pretty good, but not as good as Moon. This is definitely the blockbuster he made to pay the bills. It was still a good film and pretty gratifying, the last ten minutes are just kind of dumb. There's actually one shot that really seems like the end of the movie to me, and then it keeps going, so I wonder if that got the heck focus grouped out of it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 17, 2011, 03:33:01 pm
Oh man, Moon was great.

Observe and Report (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1197628/) was ok. Some funny bits. I saw it because I read an article on Anna Faris in the New Yorker. She does a lot more with her part here than Rogan does with his. He's pretty ham-fisted. Aziz was good, as was Michael Peña.

Once Upon a Time in Mexico (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0285823/). Fun kind of whiz-bang deal. I was kind of surprised to see Johnny Depp in this - or I should say, I was surprised at what the movie ended up being considering he was in it. A little too cartoony for me, but I like the series. I'm a pretty big Salma Hayek fan.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on May 18, 2011, 07:44:23 am
I spent a lot of Observe and Report waiting for it to go darker than it did. Not necessarily saying it would have been a better movie for it, just that I felt like it spent a lot of time teetering between 'goofy comedy' and 'Taxi Driver' and would have been interested to see where it went if it crossed that line.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: lprkn on May 18, 2011, 10:12:30 pm
I feel like it would have been a lot better with somebody besides Seth Rogen in the lead. I like him, but he just couldn't do it right.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 18, 2011, 10:19:23 pm
I feel like it would have been a lot better with somebody besides Seth Rogen in the lead. I like him, but he just couldn't do it right.

Maybe Kevin James?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 19, 2011, 03:38:18 am
i will for sure not watch that new green hornet movie with seth rogan.  i am getting tired of stoner comedies.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 19, 2011, 02:38:32 pm
i will for sure not watch that new green hornet movie with seth rogan.  i am getting tired of stoner comedies.

It's too bad the guy playing Kato is supposed to be fantastic, because I'm not watching it either. fuck*ng vanity project.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 22, 2011, 06:26:53 pm
9 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472033/). Your typical animated post-apocalyptic rag doll vs. Terminator story.This was pretty good, and very, very pretty to look at. I really enjoyed it.

And, since I was sort of on the subject, District 9 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1136608/). I know, I know, what took me so long? There was some rough, rough shit in this movie. The lead is fantastic, though. He's pretty much hilarious in the extras. Pretty good movie, but I had a tiny bit of trouble with the ending. A little too perfect.

Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on May 23, 2011, 10:15:18 am
9 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472033/). Your typical animated post-apocalyptic rag doll vs. Terminator story.This was pretty good, and very, very pretty to look at. I really enjoyed it.

And, since I was sort of on the subject, District 9 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1136608/). I know, I know, what took me so long? There was some rough, rough shit in this movie. The lead is fantastic, though. He's pretty much hilarious in the extras. Pretty good movie, but I had a tiny bit of trouble with the ending. A little too perfect.

I'm not sure if I'm remembering the very end but if you mean the bit with the flower (I think that's vague enough?) I felt it was conflicted enough, not the worst way things could have turned out for all concerned but a fair way to go before things are hunky dory.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 23, 2011, 07:28:12 pm
I just thought that was a bit too cute. I was kind of confused about how a prawn would be wandering around town, too, but I guess it wasn't a big deal for them to leave the ghetto.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on May 24, 2011, 10:29:13 am
I mean, they might never come back though. With that possibility it could be a really horrible ending in a 'I have no mouth and I must scream' kind of way. But yeah, I can see how you'd feel that way.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 24, 2011, 10:58:39 pm
The Cincinnati Kid (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059037/). Steve McQueen, Edward G. Robinson, Rip Torn, Ann-Margret, Karl Malden, Cab fuck*ng Calloway. Also, Ray Charles does the theme song. And it's actually a good movie (poker player McQueen tries to knock out the man, Edward G).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: JorgeFabregas on May 25, 2011, 12:49:52 am
"I'm the Cincinnati Kid!" - Bruce McCullough.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 25, 2011, 09:28:17 am
For some reason I do not think of the name Eric Stoner as a very depression-era name.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on May 26, 2011, 01:08:46 am
Just saw the fighter.  I dunno.  Christian Bale does a good job in it, but Wahlbergh isn't very good in this or in general, and thus the movie sort of fails. 
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 26, 2011, 02:50:11 am
Just saw the fighter.  I dunno.  Christian Bale does a good job in it, but Wahlbergh isn't very good in this or in general, and thus the movie sort of fails. 

cant you feel the vibrations?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on May 26, 2011, 04:29:52 am
I was kind of confused about how a prawn would be wandering around town

I liked the movie, but mostly it just left me craving these little panko-fried shrimp sandwiches/tacos a local food truck sells.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 26, 2011, 04:41:10 am
Just saw the fighter.  I dunno.  Christian Bale does a good job in it, but Wahlbergh isn't very good in this or in general, and thus the movie sort of fails. 

I'll thank you to have a bit more respect for a member - nay, the leader - of the Funky Bunch.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on May 28, 2011, 03:52:04 am
Just saw  Win Win  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbe33D59euY&feature=related).  It was worth seeing.  I was very impressed with the young actor playing the wrestler - Alex Shaffer - and stunned to learn this was his first acting role.  He out acts Paul Giamatti at some points.  The best thing about this movie is all the things it isn't:  it isn't sappy, it isn't blatant, it doesn't dwell needlessly, and it doesn't pander.  I went in knowing I was about to see a movie about a struggling family who fosters a troubled kid, with cynical expectations of what this movie was going to be.  I was surprised and pleased that they didn't go where I thought they would go with it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on May 28, 2011, 07:12:26 am
Just saw  Win Win  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbe33D59euY&feature=related).

I get free passes to movies sometimes.  I had three opportunities to see this and had a conflict everytime.  It looked good.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: lprkn on May 28, 2011, 09:50:19 pm
Gnomeo and Juliet. I guess I thought it would be...better?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on May 29, 2011, 03:56:58 am
Finally saw Gone With the Wind tonight.  I get Clark Gabel's appeal now.  The second half could have really been tightened up though.  And, you know, the who idealized slavery situation is really meant for a time capsule. 
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 29, 2011, 04:22:10 am
Finally saw Gone With the Wind tonight.  I get Clark Gabel's appeal now.  The second half could have really been tightened up though.  And, you know, the who idealized slavery situation is really meant for a time capsule. 

Probably 25% of conversations between my wife and I consist of quotes from that movie.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 12, 2011, 05:38:41 pm
i just saw "wet hot american summer" and i was a little disappointed.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on June 12, 2011, 06:54:35 pm
I just saw Cave of Forgotten Dreams, not in 3D. I saw it in the same theater where a friend dragged me to see Jane Eyre a while ago, which was sheer torture, if I didn't mention this before. So it is hard for me to judge this movie accurately given the comparison - you can imagine how much better I would enjoy a movie with caves, animals, history and science, even if it was a little weird, than an incredibly boring made up story about nineteenth century people and their stupid feelings.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: lprkn on June 12, 2011, 07:22:26 pm
I remember seeing the trailer for that; it looked pretty interesting.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on June 13, 2011, 07:34:45 pm
I just saw Cave of Forgotten Dreams, not in 3D. I saw it in the same theater where a friend dragged me to see Jane Eyre a while ago, which was sheer torture, if I didn't mention this before. So it is hard for me to judge this movie accurately given the comparison - you can imagine how much better I would enjoy a movie with caves, animals, history and science, even if it was a little weird, than an incredibly boring made up story about nineteenth century people and their stupid feelings.


Wait. You saw a movie?

Saw Triplets of Belleville, Bus 174, Monsters, Long Hot Summer and While the City Sleeps. Monsters sucked, but the rest were good.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on June 13, 2011, 08:03:43 pm
I saw two movies in two months. I'm done for the year.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on June 13, 2011, 08:04:30 pm
I saw two movies in two months. I'm done for the year.

Isn't it nice to get things off your list?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 25, 2011, 05:17:02 am
a night of troubling teenage girl movies:

heavenly creatures
sicilian girl
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: jough on June 25, 2011, 05:39:36 am
Rewatching "The House of Yes" while waiting for my damn iOS update to restore so I can go to bed.

Man, Parker Posey is just succulent. Dang.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on July 05, 2011, 10:19:10 pm
Penny Arcade mentioned "The Wild Hunt (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1493886/)" the other day and I checked it out. It's... actually... very very good, despite being populated by cocks & loonies. And the direction is scarily assured. For a first effort, I found it almost impeccably done (reservations being mostly about the S  P  O  I  L  E  R----------------------------------------- graphic shit-nasty that comes at the end, you'll know when you see it. -------------------------------S  P  O  I  L  E  R)
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on July 05, 2011, 11:57:06 pm
Penny Arcade mentioned "The Wild Hunt (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1493886/)" the other day and I checked it out. It's... actually... very very good, despite being populated by cocks & loonies. And the direction is scarily assured. For a first effort, I found it almost impeccably done (reservations being mostly about the S  P  O  I  L  E  R----------------------------------------- graphic shit-nasty that comes at the end, you'll know when you see it. -------------------------------S  P  O  I  L  E  R)

it was already in my qway.  i have hell of good taste.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on July 16, 2011, 09:58:36 pm
it was a waste of time watching "party monsters".  fuck*ng terrible.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Drygioni on July 17, 2011, 02:31:54 am
Belleville Rendezvous/Triplets de Belleville is the bomb and a half, I show it to everyone I intend to romantically liaison with to see whether they are dead inside

Last film I saw was Breakfast on Pluto. Cillian Murphy plays an Irish boy who likes to be/identifies himself a lady and goes looking for his never-met mother in London. He really is extremely pretty

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a7/Cillian_Murphy_-_Brkft_on_Pluto.jpg)
(http://www.weirdwildrealm.com/filmimages/breakfast-on-pluto.jpg)

An odd piece of cinema. The main character is so extremely whimsical in the face of seriously heavy issues that it's hard not to be slightly overwhelmed by the quiet tragedy of some of it. It has plenty of really nice moments, however, and Liam Neeson and Brendan Gleeson are in it so it gets 8 thumbs up

Has a fairly gorgeous soundtrack too, and really that's all I want from a film
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on July 18, 2011, 04:05:28 pm
Breakfast on Pluto. (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a7/Cillian_Murphy_-_Brkft_on_Pluto.jpg)

Thanks for reminding me - I'd been meaning to see that one.  I watched it last night on your recommendation, and it was quite good.  Neil Jordan is a great director and I really should see more of his stuff.  I get what you mean about the breazy nature of the central character being in such stark contrast to the sitautions at hand.  Villian Murphy really is fantastic and quite nice to look at.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on July 19, 2011, 12:26:39 am
Villian Murphy

Batman reference?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on July 19, 2011, 02:39:44 pm
Batman reference?

I only wish I were that clever.  It was a typo, but a quality one.  I keep forgetting that I have to use Internet Explorer at the office, with it's lack of spell checking. 
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on August 03, 2011, 08:04:54 pm
I have a copy of Breakfast. I love that guy.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on August 14, 2011, 01:52:48 pm
OK, this is about a movie I just didn't see, but...Last night the Tech Staff rented a movie called Source Code and I asked him what it was about so I could decide whether to watch it. He said not to bother, it was one of those movies about chase scenes and explosions. And I was like, how did they think that was a good name for a movie about chase scenes and explosions? Was "Powerpoint Presentation" already taken?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on August 14, 2011, 03:34:02 pm
OK, this is about a movie I just didn't see, but...Last night the Tech Staff rented a movie called Source Code and I asked him what it was about so I could decide whether to watch it. He said not to bother, it was one of those movies about chase scenes and explosions. And I was like, how did they think that was a good name for a movie about chase scenes and explosions? Was "Powerpoint Presentation" already taken?

i liked source code.  there was also time travel.  lots of time travel.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on August 14, 2011, 03:35:46 pm
OK, this is about a movie I just didn't see, but...Last night the Tech Staff rented a movie called Source Code and I asked him what it was about so I could decide whether to watch it. He said not to bother, it was one of those movies about chase scenes and explosions. And I was like, how did they think that was a good name for a movie about chase scenes and explosions? Was "Powerpoint Presentation" already taken?

Ha!  That's pretty good.  If they made a movie called "Powerpoint Presentation" I'd be so intrigued as to how such a thing got made that I'd probably check it out.

In movies I just saw news, I saw Crazy, Stupid Love, a couple weekends ago, which was one of those momentary diversion type of movies.  It was entertaining but ineffectual.  Also saw the Hangover 2 at the second run theatre last night - the highlight of the evening was that I had the best popcorn I'd had in years.  So good. Again though the movie was entertaining by ineffectual.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on August 16, 2011, 12:15:02 am
Not one movie this time home, but a shitload of Arrested Development. Sweet!
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on August 16, 2011, 02:20:15 am
Not one movie this time home, but a shitload of Arrested Development. Sweet!

Oh man, Arrested Development marathons are the best! Just did one not too long ago. Hey, Jason Bateman was on Wait Wait Don't Tell Me the other week, and when asked about the movie, he said it was moving along quite nicely. Maybe he was fuck*ng with us, but it didn't sound like it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on August 16, 2011, 08:32:43 am
Nice - thank you!
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on August 16, 2011, 11:02:36 am
i wonder if michael cera will have trouble playing a shy, awkward character.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: lprkn on August 16, 2011, 12:39:00 pm
Well, he's got a lot of range, so I think he'll do alright.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on August 16, 2011, 05:23:07 pm
Maybe they'll get that Jessie Zuckerberg or whatever that kid's name is instead.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on August 16, 2011, 06:57:26 pm
I love Arrested Development.  Fun little side note:  when I worked for Mastercard, it was for a store Mastercard of the Loblaw Grocery Chain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_Loblaw) and one the upper management on the financial end was a relative of the founder.  The guy's name is Bob Loblaw.  There were a couple other guys from the Loblaw family involved as well so his name really never stood out to me.  I stopped working there before ever having seen Arrested Development, but for whatever reason when I did start watching the show, I just figured the name was one of those "regular joe" type names until my husband pointed out the joke.  
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on August 16, 2011, 07:21:33 pm
Sometimes I just compulsively say Bob Loblaw.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on August 16, 2011, 07:35:12 pm
I know.  It's a beautiful bit of rhythm and sound really.  Also fascinating: Cross-linguistic onomatopoeias  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-linguistic_onomatopoeias).  Also, I like the sound of the word onomatopoeia.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on August 16, 2011, 07:44:18 pm
I like the sound of the word onomatopoeia.

I like the song (http://youtu.be/cSPQfz_Tyd8)
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on September 03, 2011, 04:45:32 pm
I just saw Sucker Punch (http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0978764), by Zach Snyder, the guy who did 300. A bit self-indulgent, but I thought there were fun parts to watch. Too much violence toward women dressed in a fake empowerment costume, though.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on September 03, 2011, 05:08:15 pm
I just saw Sucker Punch (http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0978764), by Zach Snyder, the guy who did 300. A bit self-indulgent, but I thought there were fun parts to watch. Too much violence toward women dressed in a fake empowerment costume, though.

as soon as a saw the previews i wrote it off as nerd JO material.

i just tried to watch "Lost Highway".  i got  3/4 done and that was enough for me.  it was too disjointed.  i mean, i like film noir, but that shit tripped my gag-reflex in about half an hour.  i didnt care about the characters.  2/5 stars

maybe im just too dumg to get the subtleties of david lynch.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on October 26, 2011, 12:06:35 pm
howls moving castle (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0347149/)

red state (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0873886/)-kevin smith tried to make a horror movie and ended up with a snarky mess
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on November 03, 2011, 03:55:13 am
as soon as a saw the previews i wrote it off as nerd JO material.

i just tried to watch "Lost Highway".  i got  3/4 done and that was enough for me.  it was too disjointed.  i mean, i like film noir, but that shit tripped my gag-reflex in about half an hour.  i didnt care about the characters.  2/5 stars

maybe im just too dumg to get the subtleties of david lynch.

I love David Lynch possibly more than any other filmmaker but a lot of his stuff isn't exactly subtle. I think people try to hard to scratch the surface for a deeper meaning that just isn't there. It's been a while since I've seen it but I think I'd put Lost Highway in that category, along with my favorite of his, Mulholland Dr. Whether you like it has nothing to do with intelligence.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on November 03, 2011, 04:01:25 am
I love David Lynch possibly more than any other filmmaker but a lot of his stuff isn't exactly subtle. I think people try to hard to scratch the surface for a deeper meaning that just isn't there.

I always thought there was a certain subtlety to this bit (http://youtu.be/-7NitmzzZX8).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on November 07, 2011, 03:03:01 am
Just saw Attack the Block. Best movie I have seen in years. Also perfectly proves the Wombat Principle that there is no reason for a movie to last more than an hour and a half.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on November 07, 2011, 03:31:35 am
Really liked Charlie Wilson's War.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on November 07, 2011, 03:59:35 am
That is a good movie. I saw Lawrence of Arabia for the first time last week, said to a friend at the time it would be cool (though massive) to do a double screening with Syriana as a kind of book ends of a particular era in the Arab world sort of deal.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on November 07, 2011, 04:00:34 am
frost/nixon was much better than expected.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on November 07, 2011, 05:02:50 am
I saw Lawrence of Arabia for the first time last week

They screened this at the MFA a couple of years ago.  it is Epic on the big screen.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on November 07, 2011, 05:17:38 am
I can imagine. I had to split it over two nights because by the time the first half finished we were too drunk and silly to continue.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on November 09, 2011, 12:55:37 pm
Netflix: The last Mogul
Lew Wasserman was a super-human businessman who went from nothing to hundreds of millions of dollars, a man I pray to. I won't ruin the ending, but I can't decide whether it is happy or sad.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on November 11, 2011, 05:43:06 am
Just saw The Artist (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8K9AZcSQJE). Clever, funny, touching, perfect. I enjoyed every single minute of it. See it, please.

I also think I am in love with the actress from the movie. Google image searching her, maybe she should stick with the 1920's style curls in real life.

What can I say, I am a sucker for a skinny lady with curls and a big smile.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on November 11, 2011, 07:01:30 pm
Seriously, people, you need to see Attack the Block. It's like The Wire with aliens.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on November 12, 2011, 12:28:30 am
Seriously, people, you need to see Attack the Block. It's like The Wire with aliens.

done did.  it was SO good!
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on November 12, 2011, 03:16:54 am
Best line from that movie: "This is too much madness to fit into one text!"
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on November 12, 2011, 07:30:14 am
Best line from that movie: "This is too much madness to fit into one text!"

i am hella fascinated by british urban slang/culture, and how it compares to our urban slang/culture.  especially the slang because with the accent, it still sounds proper and not lazy.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on November 12, 2011, 07:46:55 am
Really enjoyed On the Waterfront. Too bad it was about a no good fink.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on November 12, 2011, 08:33:01 am
As I mentioned on FB, saw Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" in 3D tonight. It was astounding.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on November 15, 2011, 04:19:10 am
holy crap, Saturday Night Fever is really messed up.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on November 15, 2011, 05:32:58 pm
As I mentioned on FB, saw Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" in 3D tonight. It was astounding.

Astounding is the right word. I don't entirely mean this in a positive way.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on November 20, 2011, 06:39:24 pm
That probably means something I am curious about.

I saw Diabolique (again, I had forgotten I saw it), Peeping Tom, Source Code, The Great Dictator, some crazy well-regarded zombie movie from the early 70s that has been released under 15+ different titles (Living Dead at Manchester Morgue?), Chaplin (again), Carriers, and Pandorum. All were pretty good.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on December 15, 2011, 10:05:07 pm
New Louis C.K. special (https://buy.louisck.net/purchase). Available directly at his website for $5, but you have to use paypal (sorry). You can stream it twice and download it three times, and he helpfully points out that by downloading it you can watch it as many times as you wish. I actually haven't watched it because it's still downloading and the internet connection I'm using is crappy at streaming.

Is there a thread for the whole artist charging for art discussion or is it just something that occasionally but reliably pops up like the pr/descriptivism debate? Anyway, he makes a good case for it. He's a righteous dude.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on December 15, 2011, 10:36:02 pm
I am totally in favor of a system that lets me give the Dude money directly, instead of giving it to the video store, which gives a cut to the company that put out the video, which gives a cut to his managing company, which gives a cut to him.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on December 16, 2011, 12:17:51 am
And it's only $5 instead of $29.95 because $5 is what he would have been making anyway if it went through all of those other channels.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: littlefallsmets on December 16, 2011, 02:35:20 am
I dig it, my only issue would be suggesting that anyone in the world can just... do that.

He's gotten the ability to do that successfully from being successful on a mainstream platform completely built into the old system first.

When there's a system for a "nobody" to do that then we'll call it a mature form.

It doesn't mean that we're divested from the old system, it just means that if you work within it for a few decades you can potentially escape it.

Right now, it's just a really awesome curio that can work for a few people, not the revolution of artistic independence some people want to call it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on December 16, 2011, 02:46:41 am
...not the revolution of artistic independence some people want to call it.

And we'll only get there by being certain that we can't.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: littlefallsmets on December 16, 2011, 04:19:36 am
I'm not saying we can't get there.

I'm just saying... lets not say we have moon colonies because we've gotten a few shuttles up.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on December 16, 2011, 05:31:34 am
LFM, I disagree almost entirely with what you've written.  The only thing I can agree on is that it's not a mature form, but it's much more mature than you think it is.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on December 16, 2011, 05:59:38 am
Yeah dude, there is a guy putting his shit up on the net for sale straight to the individual, the colonies are there already. But sure, he got popular in part through Big Media (though arguably more by touring his ass off), but then I'll point to stuff like the Guild, or Funnyordie which does have lots of celebrities on it but really has a name in and of itself, hell how about the webcomic which spawned the forum we're all talking on right now one of many, many webcomics that rose up out of nowhere and make their owners a decent living? People are doing shit dude, it might not look exactly like the old stuff (and obviously doesn't have the penetration just yet) but isn't that kind of the point?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on December 16, 2011, 07:09:51 am
There are a considerable number of internet celebrities.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on December 16, 2011, 11:11:14 am
Pretty much that. In the analogy, the colonies (the distribution channel) are already there, if not used to their full capacity - which I even think is the way to go, I've always favored quality of quantity, I much rather have a smattering of really talented people breaking through than a deluge of so-so artists. The internet is a shop window and street traffic is always high. It's only logical to assume that good products being displayed will draw attention. A talented person can outdo a silly house animal (and some of those have viewers in the seven digits.)
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on December 16, 2011, 05:50:12 pm
The internet produces a lot of one hit wonders.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on December 16, 2011, 11:54:52 pm
Countess (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0496634/)-the legend of Erzebet Bathory gets the dramatic treatment.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on December 18, 2011, 02:02:09 am
I have a friend who just published a few books and he's selling some of them as kindle books. Nobody has any idea who he is and they are still buying them. I suspect this deal could be the same. I'm sure it helps to have the built-in audience, but that's true no matter what medium you're working in.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: JorgeFabregas on December 21, 2011, 02:58:23 am
Where in the uncanny valley does the new Tintin movie fall? I'm a little creeped out by some still frames that I've seen in ads.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: nDed on December 22, 2011, 04:42:58 pm
Where in the uncanny valley does the new Tintin movie fall? I'm a little creeped out by some still frames that I've seen in ads.

Based on the clips I've seen, it's not so bad with Capt. Haddock and other characters with more cartoony proportions, but Tintin himself does look pretty creepy in motion since they tried to make his face realistic.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on December 22, 2011, 09:54:25 pm
Just saw mission impossible, surprisingly watchable considering how bad the last two were. Simon Pegg brings the Funny with regularity and even Mr 'acting means making this one ludicrously intense face' Tom Cruise gets a few gags in.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on December 23, 2011, 03:09:44 am
I wonder if they'll play Haddock's alcoholism for laughs as much in the movie as they do in the books.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on December 28, 2011, 04:26:19 am
Just saw Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  I broke all my own rules for this one and saw it before reading the book(s) or seeing the original film(s).  It was excellent.  Gave me the same thrill as Silence of the Lambs did back in the day.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on December 28, 2011, 04:54:41 am
I believe it was our fearless leader who once said he liked to see the movie first because he didn't want the book fuck*ng up the film for him.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on December 28, 2011, 10:04:18 am
Yeah I'm thinking the same thing for this one. There's just so much talent I respect behind that film I'd hate to ruin it for myself.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on December 28, 2011, 01:53:18 pm
I only managed to read two chapters of that book before throwing it across the room as a piece of crap so if there are actual talented people involved with the movie that sounds like a good idea. It's certainly not a best seller because of any writing style that would be tragically lost in a translation to the screen.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on December 28, 2011, 04:48:18 pm
Well, like Silence of the Lambs, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is not my type of book.  When it comes to suspense/thriller type material I think as an audience, I'm best served by someone else controlling the pacing, because when reading I'll skim over words, sentences, paragraphs to get to the point, and that's not really the intention. 

One thing, though, having not read the books and having intentionally gone in not knowing much about the plot, it was considerably more violent than I expected, which is not a problem for me, but was a big problem for the person I saw it with.  Also, without spoiling anything, I will say that the music was outstanding, including, most surprisingly, the use of an 80's easy listening hit employed in a most unexpected way.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on December 28, 2011, 10:16:39 pm
Also, without spoiling anything, I will say that the music was outstanding, including, most surprisingly, the use of an 80's easy listening hit employed in a most unexpected way.

I don't know anything about this subject, but this made me think of American Psycho.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on December 29, 2011, 03:18:46 am
Well, getting back to the book thing, if you've read American Psycho, the music is not unexpected because it's spoken of obsessively and excessively through out the book.  If I recall correctly, there's an entire chapter entirely devoted to Genesis.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on December 29, 2011, 03:46:39 am
Absolutely - I just meant the thing about the 80s hit. I'll never forget those portions of the movie where he discusses music.

Come to think of it, I really enjoyed American Psycho.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on December 29, 2011, 04:02:57 am
I liked American Psycho too, both film and book are true to themselves and successful.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: lprkn on December 29, 2011, 04:03:55 am
Absolutely - I just meant the thing about the 80s hit. I'll never forget those portions of the movie where he discusses music.

Come to think of it, I really enjoyed American Psycho.

I'm not really one of those people that flips out about remakes because I think a good movie will survive bad remakes, but seriously, wtf (http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2011/12/bret-easton-ellis-blesses-american-psycho-remake-warns-the-haters)? At least the Bret Ellis is on board, and that counts for something, I guess.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on December 29, 2011, 05:37:29 am
If I recall correctly, there's an entire chapter entirely devoted to Genesis.

One of the few things American Pyscho and the Bible have in common.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on December 29, 2011, 09:08:28 pm
Even with Bale losing his shit on that poor fucker a couple years back, I am still really impressed by him.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on December 29, 2011, 09:38:57 pm
Agreed.  I mean, people can be dicks and still be good at their job, and Bale is a good actor even if he lacks in other areas.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on December 29, 2011, 10:58:06 pm
I thought it was company policy here at TOUAMB to actively avoid knowing anything at all about the personal lives of actors.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on December 29, 2011, 11:14:47 pm
I thought it was company policy here at TOUAMB to actively avoid knowing anything at all about the personal lives of actors.

It was kind of hard to avoid (http://youtu.be/YTihsJQHt48).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on January 01, 2012, 05:44:23 pm
I have a friend who just published a few books and he's selling some of them as kindle books. Nobody has any idea who he is and they are still buying them. I suspect this deal could be the same. I'm sure it helps to have the built-in audience, but that's true no matter what medium you're working in.

I went to a party last night in Moorpark, CA (I spent a summer in Simi Valley as a teenager and had no idea until like last week that the place existed) to see a couple friends I haven't seen in years. One of them just published a book as a kindle exclusive type deal and was delighted that I bought it right there on the spot with the kindle app on my phone. I was delighted too, but I was a little drunk. We'll see if I actually read it.

The first five chapters or so of the book were a slog but the payoff was ginormous. This was certainly a book that would benefit from a movie cutting out all the slow stuff.

Or if you're lazy and impatient.

Most people I've talked haven't liked the book much. I mean, if you're writing a thriller and it takes that long to become interesting, you need a new fuck*ng editor. I'm not lazy or impatient when it comes to books, but when you're writing a thriller, unless you're establishing some awesome atmosphere or you write amazing dialogue, don't fuck around for more than a few pages.

Wait, this is a movie thread. Maybe I'll see a movie today?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Jaded Tersk on January 01, 2012, 11:46:22 pm
I liked the book that most people didn't seem to like (from the beginning).

I finally saw Some Like it Hot tonight, and thought that it was distinctly mediocre.  I find it baffling that it appears on so many lists of greatest films.  The one saving grace of it, and it went a long way towards salvaging it at all, is the sheer presence of Monroe.  I only really understood in a sort of second-hand way that she was a major sex symbol, but until you actually see her melting the cameras you don't really realise what a breathtakingly horny presence she was.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on January 02, 2012, 01:11:08 am
Most people I've talked haven't liked the book much. I mean, if you're writing a thriller and it takes that long to become interesting, you need a new fuck*ng editor. I'm not lazy or impatient when it comes to books, but when you're writing a thriller, unless you're establishing some awesome atmosphere or you write amazing dialogue, don't fuck around for more than a few pages.

Quoted for fuck*ng truth.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on January 02, 2012, 03:10:03 am
Quoted for fuck*ng truth.

This makes me wonder, since the books were published after the authors death maybe there wasn't a complete editing process on the book or books.  Seeing the film made me want to read the next books in the series, but not read the first one.  That the film didn't leave me with a feeling that I hadn't gotten the whole story is a unique thing in and of it self.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on January 02, 2012, 03:26:15 am
That doesn't seem like much of an excuse. What's easier than editing a book without the author around to argue about it?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 02, 2012, 11:49:05 am
I liked the book that most people didn't seem to like (from the beginning).

I finally saw Some Like it Hot tonight, and thought that it was distinctly mediocre.  I find it baffling that it appears on so many lists of greatest films.  The one saving grace of it, and it went a long way towards salvaging it at all, is the sheer presence of Monroe.  I only really understood in a sort of second-hand way that she was a major sex symbol, but until you actually see her melting the cameras you don't really realise what a breathtakingly horny presence she was.

It's no Seven Year Itch. She's a fuck*ng bomb in that. I don't mean to slag on the poor girl, but anyone who sees that and still finds the Kate Moss waif look appealing . . . no. You're doing it wrong. That movie makes me happy to be married to a woman with serious curves.

If you're not married to a woman with serious curves (or if you're not a woman with serious curves your ownself) . . . well, I can't help you. You're fucked.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 02, 2012, 12:37:45 pm
If you're not married to a woman with serious curves (or if you're not a woman with serious curves your ownself) . . . well, I can't help you. You're fucked.

i agree with you, but im glad that no matter what lady-shape grabs a persons attention, there are a variety of them out there to admire and interact with.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 02, 2012, 11:32:21 pm
i agree with you, but im glad that no matter what lady-shape grabs a persons attention, there are a variety of them out there to admire and interact with.

You have a good point. Sometimes I am too inside my own head.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on January 03, 2012, 12:29:03 am
Maybe that is because inside Nabu's head is such a good place to be.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 03, 2012, 05:40:18 am
Maybe that is because inside Nabu's head is such a good place to be.

There are lots of interesting people here to talk to.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on January 18, 2012, 04:00:28 pm
I recently watched "The Thin Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025878/)" (1934), w/ William Powell and Myrna Loy, and was positively charmed out of my ##### by it. All that you need to know about it is "married detective couple solves crimes with zing and zest (also alcohol. Lots and lots of alcohol)!" (and if this premise sounds tiresome, there's always the fact that - for all I know - this was the movie to use it, or at least use it so well).

All evidence to the contrary I'm not a sourpuss, however it is a rare occurrence when the funny in my head is sufficiently strong to make me shake the ol' ribcage. I mostly smirk. But this line here had me waking the neighbors:

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxvfxcm1MN1qzryvmo1_1280.png?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1326987752&Signature=%2FyY2bO0ZIWfl9%2ByanCzbN3vet%2Bg%3D). And believe me, it's not half as funny if you can't see Mr. Powell's delivery (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG3NZjRv2nM).

A word to the wise: Drinking games along the lines of "I'll down one whenever Nick or Nora Charles have one" will get you fucked up real fast.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 18, 2012, 04:43:50 pm
red, white, and blue (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1465505/)

indie revenge thriller
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on January 18, 2012, 05:58:54 pm
I recently watched "The Thin Man (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025878/)" (1934), w/ William Powell and Myrna Loy, and was positively charmed out of my ##### by it. All that you need to know about it is "married detective couple solves crimes with zing and zest (also alcohol. Lots and lots of alcohol)!" (and if this premise sounds tiresome, there's always the fact that - for all I know - this was the movie to use it, or at least use it so well).

FYI - the first sequel is still very good, but after that the series goes downhill fast. Nick and Nora have a kid – ugh.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on January 19, 2012, 02:25:47 am
Yeah, I think I'll just catch the second (I read about the teetotaler thing as well... now that is sad.)
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on January 22, 2012, 05:18:17 am
I just saw Horrible Bosses, and it was so bad.  Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx and Jason Bateman are all actors I've enjoyed in other things, but this movie?  Steaming pile of shit.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 22, 2012, 12:38:55 pm
I just saw Horrible Bosses, and it was so bad.  Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx and Jason Bateman are all actors I've enjoyed in other things, but this movie?  Steaming pile of shit.

thats exactly what i expected of that movie.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 22, 2012, 03:41:31 pm
What about Bridesmaids? I've heard mixed reviews, including gushing from a guy I don't trust and panning from someone I do (except she didn't like Hangover, so hm).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on January 22, 2012, 06:40:43 pm
My hubby and I really enjoyed Bridesmaids.  It did low-brow right.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on January 23, 2012, 02:03:17 pm
So you like horror movies but you're also a discerning adult that enjoys sophistication and subtlety and so you have to endure lengthy periods of time without anything to placate your creepy cravings? Then there's two of us! And I should stop yammering right now and just direct you to Kill List (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1788391/), which is so good a movie I'm pairing it with Rosemary's Baby in the groin-grabbingly good department (just so you know where I come from, I consider "Rosemary's Baby" the best horror movie ever made). It's funny how there are so many inverted parallels between the two movies (just an example, in "Kill List" it's the husband that's put through the grinder).

If you go see the user reviews at imdb, you'll notice that it's 10% people writing extensive, well-written and thoughtful analyses on the movie's merits and overall awesomeness, and 90% angry people fighting with their keyboards. That's the tell-tale sign of a movie that doesn't give you all the answers in the end, even though it's all there for you to pick up, even if only in a suggestive manner - more than enough to keep you mulling over it long after it's finished (and if you've seen "The Wicker Man" and "Rosemary's Baby", you'll see what's afoot pretty early on).

Things that I absolutely loved about it: The improvisational feel of the dialogue; all the main cast; the delirious and yet understated use of symbolism (there's an absolutely unnecessary, mad and gorgeous shot of the two main actors stepping out of a car under a rainbow that is just the stuff of genius, considering what's happening); the soundtrack; the photography; the humor, so dark it's blue; and even though I'm not one to praise the depiction of graphic violence when that's all a movie has going for it, the violence in "Kill List" is well-earned. Go go see see it it now now.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on January 24, 2012, 08:11:44 am
Good horror movies are so few and far between.  I love horror movies, but most of them suck so hard.

I will watch this movie.  Thanks Deja!
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 25, 2012, 03:07:31 am
Did you see Caché (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387898/)?

That was for Deja, and just because the movie was open-ended like that.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Jaded Tersk on January 25, 2012, 07:41:10 am
I watched the first 15 minutes of Where the Wild Things Are, despised the child and his mother, and turned it off.  I didn't even get to see a monster.  Weirdly, I actually bought the DVD on a whim, so I guess that taught me a lesson.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on January 25, 2012, 11:07:00 am
I haven't Nabu, but it is being immanentized from the digital aether as I type this (I have watched half of Haneke's "The White Ribbon", but had to stop because everybody suddenly started behaving horribly with no discernible motive. But I might give it another shot).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on January 25, 2012, 01:55:42 pm
I watched the first 15 minutes of Where the Wild Things Are, despised the child and his mother, and turned it off.  I didn't even get to see a monster.  Weirdly, I actually bought the DVD on a whim, so I guess that taught me a lesson.

That film did weird things with implications about an absent father figure that were unnecessary to the story. The monsters are incredible to look at and basically perfect in design, but both the aforementioned implications and the voice of the main monster being done by the Tony Soprano dude ruined that movie for me.  Also, although I'm a fan of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, I wasn't totally sold on the sound track being done by Karen O.  There were a few too many times where I felt things went too far toward the artistic thumb print of Spike Jonze.  The whole thing felt manipulated into something else entirely.  I'm typically a fan of his work, but when it comes to this story, I love the children's book too much for any distortions of the original to feel right to me.  The film version also left out what were (to me) some of the most important aspects of the book.  I was so excited when I heard about this film getting made, and so disappointed at the final product.  I consider Where the Wild Things Are to be one  of the greatest failures in adaptation that I've seen actually.   
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Jaded Tersk on January 25, 2012, 04:20:02 pm
Yeah, I bought it because I like Spike Jonze, so I assumed it would be on the money.  Maybe I should play it on mute until such time as a monster appears.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 26, 2012, 03:12:05 am
Huh, i really liked White Ribbon.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on January 26, 2012, 06:28:51 am
I will watch this movie.  Thanks Deja!

I'm sold too. But it's not on Netflix and it costs $9.99 to "rent" on Amazon. Where do you people find movies these days?

I mean, aside from torrents.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on January 26, 2012, 02:49:23 pm
At the grocery store last night I saw a combo DVD of "The Gingerdead Man" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0364376/) and  "The Gingerdead Man 2: Passion of the Crust" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1161646/) in the discount bin for $4.99.  I was too distracted with other things at the time, and later that evening my hubby was reading up on these films on the internet, and now I regret not picking up that DVD.  It sounds like that special kind of awful that I might like.  
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on January 26, 2012, 03:30:34 pm
Where do you people find movies these days?

I mean, aside from torrents.

Sorry, torrent is all I use.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 27, 2012, 01:25:16 am
I get my movies from my locally owned video store, Movie Madness (http://moviemadnessvideo.com/). That website sucks, but it's a great store.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on January 31, 2012, 01:52:02 am
I saw The Shining (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/).

This guy did too (http://jonnys53.blogspot.com/2007/06/what-you-may-or-may-not-have-seen.html), but I think he may need his medication adjusted.

Maybe this is what I saw (http://youtu.be/sfout_rgPSA).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on January 31, 2012, 04:05:22 am
This guy did too (http://jonnys53.blogspot.com/2007/06/what-you-may-or-may-not-have-seen.html), but I think he may need his medication adjusted.

Good Lord that was crazy.  I couldn't make it to the end and I was using the scroll bar.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on January 31, 2012, 05:28:35 am
Dude, I just saw Room 237 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085910/combined) last night. It was pretty good. I love weird pop culture obsessives and conspiracy theorists though.

That trailer never gets old. I was severely disappointed that it didn't make it into Room 237. Also, it's been so long since I have seen the actual movie that I forgot how fucked up those scenes are. I mean, I remember that the movie is pretty fucked up, but forgot a lot of the specifics.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on January 31, 2012, 05:30:46 pm
Good Lord that was crazy.  I couldn't make it to the end and I was using the scroll bar.

Me too.  Interesting stuff, but dude needs to take lessons in be succinct. 

I just saw Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt 1 (due to bonding with the younger generation) there was a couple points where I just needed to chuckle at the silliness of it all, and Taylor Lautner couldn't act his way out of a paper bag.  One cute moment though was when the wolves were fighting and my dog got all serious and had to watch real close.   So apparently when it came to pack animal behavior and fighting, they got that part right.  It was a nice looking movie, without much substance (just like the books, which I also read due to bonding with the younger generation).  Both the film and the movie have some messed up messages about the consequences of sex that I think really sprung from the subconscious of the LDS creator's brain.  Really odd stuff.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on January 31, 2012, 05:51:13 pm
One cute moment though was when the wolves were fighting and my dog got all serious and had to watch real close.   

Ha!  Please pass this tiny can of Dr. Pepper on to your dog.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 01, 2012, 12:46:50 am
persepolis- going into, i didnt know much about iran or its history.  it was interesting to learn about it through the lens of this woman's experience.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on February 01, 2012, 01:22:01 am
my friends are all making a big stink about how much they didn't like The Artist. Phooey on them, I say.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on February 01, 2012, 01:37:35 am
my friends are all making a big stink about how much they didn't like The Artist. Phooey on them, I say.

Are they taking kind of an elitist (or maybe contrary) stance because of its many accolades? I've seen, heard and read some of this and I think it's really funny given that it's a French silent movie.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on February 01, 2012, 04:52:20 pm
persepolis- going into, i didnt know much about iran or its history.  it was interesting to learn about it through the lens of this woman's experience.

I really liked Persepolis.  I'd like to watch it again actually.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on February 01, 2012, 05:25:49 pm
miles-- they are saying it is completely dumb and everyone else only likes it because it seems fancy, being a french silent movie and all.

I am the only one who saw it before hearing any Hype, so I think my review is pure. It was really funny and good and it's been too long since I had seen a movie that was funny and good without being stupid, and tugged my heartstrings without being something BASED ON THE TRUE HORRIBLE STORY OF RAPED ORPHANS IN THE AMAZON WHO SUFFER DAILY SO THAT YOU CAN DRINK YOUR FAVORITE SODA.

They all preferred various Serious movies, and frankly, I am just sick of movies I have to psych myself up to watch.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: jay-ell on February 03, 2012, 02:11:03 am
They all preferred various Serious movies, and frankly, I am just sick of movies I have to psych myself up to watch.

That is how I feel about movies all the time. Except, today, I watched one on purpose, because Netflix recommended it for me in four different categories (drama, comedy, foreign, and sci-fi/fantasy) and also in the general "recommended for you" slot. I can't figure out exactly what's sci-fi/fantasy about it, but the rest of the categories are true, and it is quite excellent.

It's called Castaway on the Moon. Anyone else seen it? It's on Netflix streaming, for those who have that and want to check it out.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on February 03, 2012, 02:22:37 am
They're on the moon and you're asking what's sci-fi about it?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: jay-ell on February 03, 2012, 02:39:18 am
They are not really on the moon. It's a metaphor.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: lprkn on February 05, 2012, 12:09:52 pm
A trailer (http://youtu.be/YtBZ68Fx1Kw) for a movie about indie game makers. Looks interesting.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on February 07, 2012, 05:00:25 pm
miles-- they are saying it is completely dumb and everyone else only likes it because it seems fancy, being a french silent movie and all.

I am the only one who saw it before hearing any Hype, so I think my review is pure. It was really funny and good and it's been too long since I had seen a movie that was funny and good without being stupid, and tugged my heartstrings without being something BASED ON THE TRUE HORRIBLE STORY OF RAPED ORPHANS IN THE AMAZON WHO SUFFER DAILY SO THAT YOU CAN DRINK YOUR FAVORITE SODA.

They all preferred various Serious movies, and frankly, I am just sick of movies I have to psych myself up to watch.

I saw The Artist this weekend and thought it was perfectly charming.  With all my training in regard to directing and acting and such, it was the sort of movie I could appreciate both for its craft and as a film and that's a rare thing.  

I guess what you and your friends are getting at is an aesthetic argument about the purpose of art:  is the role of art to mirror society or shape it?  That’s an eternal debate.  I lean heavily on the side of mirror, and believe that the furthest art must go is to ask questions, rather than give answers. 
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on February 07, 2012, 05:21:31 pm
Will do. You can watch the "trailer" here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/LorienGreen/going-cardboard-a-board-game-documentary-0

Hey Cort, did anything happen with this? It says that backers are supposed to get updates - did you every get any? I can't find anything on wiki or imdb.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: CortJstr on February 07, 2012, 06:17:25 pm
Hey Cort, did anything happen with this? It says that backers are supposed to get updates - did you every get any? I can't find anything on wiki or imdb.

Yeah, the most recent update was last week, actually. Here's the important part: This morning I sent the DVD master off to the production facility.  The editing and DVD menuing are DONE. :)  They'll create a proof copy, throw that back at me, and if it's good to go, they start printing.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on February 07, 2012, 10:23:09 pm
Yeah, the most recent update was last week, actually. Here's the important part: This morning I sent the DVD master off to the production facility.  The editing and DVD menuing are DONE. :)  They'll create a proof copy, throw that back at me, and if it's good to go, they start printing.

Is that a quote from them, or are you involved in the process?

Also, just rented Super 8 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1650062/), American Grindhouse (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1307861/), and Tabloid (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1704619/).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: CortJstr on February 07, 2012, 11:39:48 pm
Is that a quote from them, or are you involved in the process?

Also, just rented Super 8 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1650062/), American Grindhouse (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1307861/), and Tabloid (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1704619/).

It's from their latest update: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/LorienGreen/going-cardboard-a-board-game-documentary-0/posts
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on February 09, 2012, 03:47:54 am
Also, just rented Super 8 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1650062/), American Grindhouse (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1307861/), and Tabloid (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1704619/).

I don't know how I missed Tabloid when it was playing locally. I love Errol Morris and I love weird stories about Mormons. It's like it was made specifically for me. It's next up in the Netflix queue.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on February 09, 2012, 04:35:24 pm
Watched Super 8 last night. It was ok.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: jaydub on February 12, 2012, 06:25:57 am
We caught Mission Impossible tonight.  Good date movie.  Certainly not much brainpower required.  They lay it all out for you.
Best line, "Next time I get to seduce the rich guy."
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on February 12, 2012, 10:09:04 am
I dug on that film a surprising amount.
There were a lot of yuks.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on February 12, 2012, 06:41:44 pm
Same here. I think it's worth checking out on imax. Luckily I had a gift card for that theater.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on February 13, 2012, 03:44:00 pm
Saw Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1270761/) (should have been much better) and Peep World (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1103273/) (ditto).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on February 14, 2012, 01:48:53 am
Watched Bridesmaids. I liked it quite a bit, but I also love Kristen Wiig, and she's pretty fuck*ng awesome in it. I can't remember if the movie was already discussed earlier in this thread, but what did y'all think?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on February 14, 2012, 04:49:09 am
Watched Bridesmaids. I liked it quite a bit, but I also love Kristen Wiig, and she's pretty fuck*ng awesome in it. I can't remember if the movie was already discussed earlier in this thread, but what did y'all think?

I watched it a couple of weeks ago.  It was pretty good, if a little formulaic.  Made me like Melissa McCarthy even more than I did before.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 14, 2012, 12:34:07 pm
I watched it a couple of weeks ago.  It was pretty good, if a little formulaic.  Made me like Melissa McCarthy even more than I did before.

amen.

also, MM is my actress crush.  i would like to sex her up.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on February 15, 2012, 04:13:21 am
So where I work we have a theater in the camp. This week they are playing Secretary (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274812/). Who greenlit that decision? Masturbation, nudity, cutting, sadomasochism . . . yeah, that oughta go ok.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on February 15, 2012, 02:41:00 pm
I saw that movie.  I can't recall much of it, but there were parts that were sort of sexy but my overall impression was disapointment.  That's all I can recall.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on February 15, 2012, 11:36:32 pm
I've been wanting to see that one.  I think it's somewhere on my netflix queue.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on February 16, 2012, 03:00:50 am
I liked it quite a bit.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on February 16, 2012, 07:30:44 am
I remember certain feminists took serious issue with the movie.  I went into it with with my feminist critique ready and didn't really agree. I believe an empowered women can take pleasure in a submissive sexual experience if consent is present and communication is good.  Some feminists wouldn't agree with that basic concept, where as my own experience has proven otherwise to me.  Yet I guess the argument would be made that all women, including me, are products of a rape culture and therefore fail to see domination as abuse 100% of the time.  Like I said, I don't agree.  It's a complex issue, and I guess the movie failed (to me) in that it is in some ways an issue movie and it is making a point.  I always rather art isn't about making a point so much as striving to achieve verisimilitude, so it boils down to personal aesthetics in the end.  Aaaaand I've used up my quota of $5 words for the day. 
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: jay-ell on February 16, 2012, 03:25:13 pm
So where I work we have a theater in the camp. This week they are playing Secretary (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274812/). Who greenlit that decision? Masturbation, nudity, cutting, sadomasochism . . . yeah, that oughta go ok.

Maybe they meant to say Secretariat instead?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on February 16, 2012, 04:38:59 pm
I kind of wanted to think that, but they actually had the movie poster in the email, complete with the reference to sadomasochism. Well, that and the picture of Maggie Gyllenhaal with a bit in her mouth (yes please).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on February 17, 2012, 12:37:11 am
I guess I need to actually see this so I can further comment in this thread.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Mr Trout on February 17, 2012, 01:47:21 am
I love Secretary. It's rare to see a sober portrayal of S&M in a movie where the characters aren't written to be freaks (in a bad way) or criminals.

In that vein I saw Graphic Sexual Horror (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1326224/) a few months ago. It's a fascinating documentary about a Carnegie Mellon professor who starts up a pioneering bondage website (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insex) in his spare time. It is then investigated by the FBI which results in it's eventual closure (even though it wasn't engaged in any illegal activities, the FBI is able to pressure Visa et al. into shutting down the website's merchant accounts).

Continuing on the theme I watched Conspiritors of Pleasure (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117715/) for maybe the sixth time. I love watching it with new friends and seeing their reactions to it. If you've never see a Svankmajer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQkWrZw05P4) film (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa0xHiMYjSE&feature=related) before it's a great introduction. The movie portrays several people with absurd fetishes that completely cross the line and become hilarious. I love it because I feel that most people take sex waaaaay too seriously, when it is an inherently ridiculous and silly thing to do with another person (or persons).

Currently I have Marquis (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097839/) in the queue (mainly because of this (http://i.imgur.com/uB2Bf.gif) VERY NSFW gif). How could a movie about the Marquis de Sade with a talking c*ck possibly disappoint?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: jay-ell on February 17, 2012, 01:52:38 am
Oh! I just clicked on the link and saw it also has James Spader! He plays "depraved and twisted, yet strangely compelling and attractive" so well. I'm sure he's perfect for the role.

I might have to see this.

We watched half of Story of O but found it too dated (from a visual standpoint) to take seriously. I would like to read the book, though.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on February 17, 2012, 05:13:58 am
I just want to make sure I am clear on what I just saw.  That was a dude with a pig face and a cartoonishly large c*ck fuck*ng a wall and the wall wakes up and is all "what's up?"  Is that what I just saw?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on February 17, 2012, 05:59:53 am
Well, it didn't look like a pig to me but yeah.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: jaydub on February 18, 2012, 05:59:26 pm
I'd say a dog mask - with floppy ears.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on February 18, 2012, 06:11:40 pm
He was doing the wall asleep style.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on February 19, 2012, 05:01:15 am
I'd say a dog mask - with floppy ears.

Kinda like this dude (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KwTqsnFyIM).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 22, 2012, 02:27:47 pm
being elmo: a puppeteers journey (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1787660/)-this is one hell of a heartwarming movie.  kevin clash is an amazing, dedicated, single-minded guy.  bonus fact: it never computed with me that fleece was such an uncommon fabric.  then i realized that most of it is probably man made nowadays. derp.

the debt (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1226753/)- an espionage thriller.  helen mirren and tom wilkenson play retired mossad agents who have a thirty year old secret that needs to be buried.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on February 22, 2012, 04:21:07 pm
I remember wanting to see that first one.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on February 22, 2012, 08:52:08 pm
the debt (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1226753/)- an espionage thriller.  helen mirren and tom wilkenson play retired mossad agents who have a thirty year old secret that needs to be buried.

I love everything she's done.  She could even save a silly assed movie like Red (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245526/).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on February 23, 2012, 04:21:02 am
She always brings her 'A' game (http://youtu.be/hAXjZtDu3uA), no matter the quality of the film.

Oh, you knew exactly what that was going to be.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on February 23, 2012, 05:26:35 am
Oh, you knew exactly what that was going to be.

I didn't, actually, but I do remember that movie well.  I fell in love with her when she was doing Prime Suspect (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098898/).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: CortJstr on February 28, 2012, 07:14:30 pm
Will do. You can watch the "trailer" here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/LorienGreen/going-cardboard-a-board-game-documentary-0

Hey Cort, did anything happen with this? It says that backers are supposed to get updates - did you every get any? I can't find anything on wiki or imdb.

It's done. I just got my DVD in the mail (along with some Meeple coasters and an autographed copy of Airlines Europe). They have an IMDB entry now, too: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2229165/
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on March 01, 2012, 12:52:20 pm
Rock!
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on March 05, 2012, 10:13:15 pm
Tapeheads. Pretty fuck*ng good.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on March 06, 2012, 01:25:27 am
I love everything she's done.  She could even save a silly assed movie like Red (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245526/).

Oh man. I love Helen Mirren. I liked The Debt, and loved Prime Suspect. So wish she was still doing that.

So a local group of some sort or other screened Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resurrect_Dead:_The_Mystery_of_the_Toynbee_Tiles) a couple weeks ago. It's pretty crazy. The director took questions afterwards and he seemed pretty cool. It's about these tiles with weird message that started appearing in random places, on the east coast and in south america. I think it's worth checking out if you like documentaries about crazy and eccentric people. On netflix I think but not streaming.

Over the weekend watched A Prophet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Prophet). There are things that I love about this movie, but on the whole I was left a bit underwhelmed. Still worth checking out.

And I finally watched My Dinner with Andre. I loved it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on March 06, 2012, 03:09:17 am
There is a Toynbee Tile near the store I work at. It is a funny thing to see when you're just walking along the road.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on March 07, 2012, 01:31:10 am
That's so cool.

Also, I love saying it. Toynbee. Toynbee. It's fun.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: jaydub on March 07, 2012, 01:46:31 am
Sounds like Bugs Bunny saying "Turnby"

Whatever that means.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on March 07, 2012, 04:53:33 am
Exactly!
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on March 07, 2012, 07:34:01 am
OK, the internet says there were 4 in St Louis at one time. Two have been covered up during road resurfacing... the way they describe their location, I think the one I saw was one of the ones covered up? No mention of where the others are.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on March 07, 2012, 08:15:25 am
Is this (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44531407@N03/4832847396/) the one you walk by?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on March 07, 2012, 04:37:34 pm
Yeah, the Toynbee tile thing is pretty cool. There's one about 30 blocks from my house.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 07, 2012, 04:54:19 pm
i melt with you (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1691920/)

Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on March 07, 2012, 05:39:57 pm
yeah. It seems that if there are several in St Louis, they are all along Market Street. Hmm. The one that got covered up was apparently at Market and 7th.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on March 07, 2012, 08:09:41 pm
yeah. It seems that if there are several in St Louis, they are all along Market Street. Hmm. The one that got covered up was apparently at Market and 7th.

Mine's at Hawthorne and 7th. Hm.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on April 04, 2012, 12:45:33 pm
Sleuth (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069281/) (1972)

With Michael Caine and Sir Laurence Olivier. First time I see Olivier in anything. Amazing movie with an outstanding last scene. It's based on a play so you know it's wordy, but good wordy. It's set-up with all the tropes of amateur sleuth stories: there's a criminal mind at play, cat and penis games with the police, fake and real murders etc, but what really made it fascinating for me to watch was the undercurrent of class/age warfare, as one of the leads (Caine) is a young, attractive ladies-man from humble origins and the other (Olivier) is a rich old man whose days of womanizing are over. From the instant they meet the barbs start flying, and it never lets up. They're the only two actors appearing in the movie, and they have at it with a lot of zip and dash (get out, Cornelius)

The story is more twisty than an epileptic octopus, but it all feels taut and organic. Olivier is very fun to watch, but It's Caine who carries the emotional weight, as very early in the movie he starts realizing that he might as well be fighting for his life. Anyway, talking about it too much might spoil it - great movie, lots of fun.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Jaded Tersk on April 04, 2012, 04:27:05 pm
That sounds quality.

cat and penis games with the police, (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069281/)

SOLD.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on April 04, 2012, 06:29:43 pm
I've not seen that one, but it's one that I've always thought I would like.  Quick, the the Netflix queue!

Oh, and I finally saw Secretary. I had already seen it and loved it.  I think I was mistaking it for a different movie.  What is the movie where two sick fucks hire this girl and they have some kind of bet about who was going to fuck her first, or something like that?

Edit: Aw man, Sleuth is unavailable.  Bitches!
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on April 04, 2012, 08:10:22 pm
i just saw a dangerous method (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1571222/)

what?  another movie directed by david cronenberg that stars viggo mortensen?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on April 04, 2012, 08:31:02 pm
Edit: Aw man, Sleuth is unavailable.  Bitches!

I see kids these days don't download anymore, is that right?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on April 05, 2012, 02:05:40 am
I see kids these days don't download anymore, is that right?

I'm a hypocrite because I've done it, but I actually believe in paying for my entertainment.

I'm not so head up right at this particular moment to go to the effort.  Maybe later.  Then again, maybe later Netflix will have it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on April 25, 2012, 11:41:58 pm
Just saw "Blue Collar". I'd link, but I'm on my phone and waiting for a date, so I don't want to get all complicated. Yaphet Kotto, Harvey Keitel, and Richard Pryor. Not a comedy. Paul, if you haven't seen it, I will point out that Captain Beefheart sings on the soundtrack. However, I kind of think we talked about it before. It was pretty good.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on May 02, 2012, 05:47:29 am
I saw "A Woman is a Woman" something like a year ago and I still can't stop thinking about it. There is a particular type of movies made between the 40s and the 60s, influenced by neorealism but willing to play with things in a way that neorealism didn't, that I can't get enough of. Dang ol' netflix does not have any other French New Wave stuff, at least not that I can see.

Whoa, like, the moment at 1:25 or so in this awesome scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-BK0XiXfPU) when he brushes the dirt off his feet when he gets in bed. I do that! No one ever does stuff like that in movies. Everyone in this movie is so cool and stylish and it's funny and... just great.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on May 02, 2012, 10:56:10 am
Just saw In Bruges, I think for the first time since I saw it in the cinemas. So good.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on May 02, 2012, 06:45:20 pm
when he brushes the dirt off his feet when he gets in bed. I do that!

I do that too.  I wonder if that means we should sweep our bedrooms more often.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 02, 2012, 09:15:28 pm
Just saw Bridesmaids, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Paranormal Activity 2. Some fun stuff in there. No French neorealism available at the DVD kiosk.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on May 02, 2012, 09:33:45 pm
Quote
I do that too.  I wonder if that means we should sweep our bedrooms more often.

a big ol YUP.

as well as the rest of the house.


And Nabu, it's French New Wave vs Italian Neorealism. Not sure what you'd get if you look for French Neorealism. *pushes glasses up nose, snorts*
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 02, 2012, 09:39:20 pm
You know, I got on a kick where all I watched was French and Italian stuff from the 50s and 60s, and I have to say some of that shit was fantastic and some was awful, but the snobs all thought all of it was great. I'm convinced that the whole thing is a giant circle-jerk.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on May 03, 2012, 12:23:36 am
I'm convinced that the whole thing is a giant circle-jerk.

I'm sure most artistic endeavors could be described as such.

In fact, when alien anthropologists study modern western civilization, this will be the concluding line to at least one paper on the subject.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on May 03, 2012, 12:39:53 am
So when you don't like something it's a snobby circle-jerk? Maybe some people just like things you don't like?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on May 03, 2012, 12:53:13 am
So when you don't like something it's a snobby circle-jerk? Maybe some people just like things you don't like?

Ever think that both are possible?  Some art is most certainly a snobby circle jerk. Other times there is art that takes a significant amount of aesthetic knowledge to understand.  Other times it's a snobby circle jerk that takes a significant amount of aesthetic knowledge to understand. 
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on May 03, 2012, 01:51:52 am
As usual Smells has it exactly right.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on May 03, 2012, 02:27:35 am
I think I'm more with Miles. What does it even mean to call something a "circle-jerk?" Just seems like a way to dismiss something you aren't into, that other people are into. Are art cars a circle-jerk? Pro sports? Indie music? Pug GIFS?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on May 03, 2012, 03:33:20 am
I think I'm more with Miles. What does it even mean to call something a "circle-jerk?" Just seems like a way to dismiss something you aren't into, that other people are into. Are art cars a circle-jerk? Pro sports? Indie music? Pug GIFS?

Nah, it's just a smug way to dismiss the lousy stuff that you like.  Cause all the stuff that you like sucks.  And only bad people like you like it.

And you suck.

Sucker.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 03, 2012, 03:38:10 am
I was going to get into how my point was being missed but who has got time for that? I like a lot of those movies (as I said).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on May 03, 2012, 04:32:00 am
I bet there is an art car called The Circle Jerk.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 03, 2012, 06:59:13 am
The circle-jerk wasn't the movies, it was the criticism.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on May 03, 2012, 09:36:16 am
I know. My point still stands.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on May 03, 2012, 12:48:34 pm
I was going to get into how my point was being missed but who has got time for that?

The thread-wander eventually happens to all of us.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 03, 2012, 12:53:43 pm
the band called circle jerks arent as good as people have made them out to be.

Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on May 03, 2012, 02:49:42 pm
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel.

Now that was a weird late night find. Taking it's angle with a grain of salt but still food for thought. Never would have linked Playboy with the civil rights movement for instance.

Also watching Gene Simmons trying to make political arguments is hilarious.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 03, 2012, 05:30:59 pm
Gene Simmons is political as hell. Of course, he only has the one issue, but still.

I do wonder if he even cared about music when he was like six years old, or if it was about getting paid all the way back then.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on May 03, 2012, 07:02:18 pm
Gene Simmons is political as hell. Of course, he only has the one issue, but still.

I do wonder if he even cared about music when he was like six years old, or if it was about getting paid all the way back then.

If there was a way to be a cynical, mercenary, sexist pig shithead in the womb, Gene Simmons would have found it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 04, 2012, 08:19:52 am
Well, we're on the same page, anyway.
 
Watched the new Wonka and a flick called Chronicle on the plane. I guess I can't really say anything great about either one, so I'll just leave it at that.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on May 04, 2012, 01:26:53 pm
I bet there is an art car called The Circle Jerk.

Not that I'm aware of, but there was an artcar in this hilariously bad video (http://www.artcarnation.com/pages/newsPerm.php?newsID=233) for a band named D.O.A.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Nabubrush on May 04, 2012, 07:14:16 pm
Hey, Joey Shithead!
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on May 05, 2012, 04:34:14 am
The Avengers. See it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on May 05, 2012, 05:06:34 am
Ha, I just came here to ask if anyone has seen it.

Is it even worth the opening weekend crowds? Keep in mind that I hate crowds.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on May 05, 2012, 05:24:33 am
i hate crowds too, and waiting in lines. this is a real audience-friendly film, though, and it felt like the packed house really added to the punch of the whole thing. the jokes were funnier, the action was more intense, and of course seeing it in 3D doesn't hurt a movie like this: downton abbey it ain't.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on June 04, 2012, 04:52:31 am
OK, I just saw it today, and I liked it. One of my favorite things about Utah (especially the south part of Salt Lake County and even better and just a bit further south, Utah County) is that theaters are empty on Sunday mornings. But I do get what you said about the packed house adding to the whole thing. There were only two other people, and lines that got a chuckle out of me were met with silence by those guys. The only laugh the movie got out of them was when the Hulk punched Thor when they were fighting together at the end. But yeah, it kicked ass for the most part. I hope Whedon does the sequel.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on June 04, 2012, 06:09:43 am
if anybody reading gets the chance, check out the new flick "God Bless America" starring Joel Murray, Bill's youngest acting brother, and written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwaite. The missus and I watched it last night, and really enjoyed it for what it is: a funny revenge fantasy focused on reality TV and the death of civility in American culture. It's on demand with a lot of cable companies (comcast for certian, via experience) and probably won't see much of a theatric release or award season acclaim, regardless whether it deserves either.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on June 04, 2012, 08:17:38 pm
I saw Dark Shadows on the weekend, which was wonderful.  Very much in the style Tm Burton does best.  I liked it a lot more than his version of Alice in Wonderland.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 04, 2012, 09:05:43 pm
I saw Dark Shadows on the weekend, which was wonderful.  Very much in the style Tm Burton does best.  I liked it a lot more than his version of Alice in Wonderland.

i kind of want to see that even though i was only ever vaguely aware of the show as a kid.

also, what i did see recently:

The Grey (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1601913/) (this made me think of nabu in the most discomforting way)
Dead man's Shoes (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0419677/)
District B13 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414852/) (i saw this before, but i watched it again recently.  its a hell of a fun  action movie.  if you can help it dont watch the dubbed version.  the dubs make it clown-y and ruin the "dry french wit".  also, badass parkour stunts.)
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on June 05, 2012, 12:16:37 am
I saw Dark Shadows on the weekend, which was wonderful.  Very much in the style Tm Burton does best.  I liked it a lot more than his version of Alice in Wonderland.

I thought I loved Tim Burton movies (despite not liking movies much at all, as some of you may recall) until I made the mistake of seeing that awful Sleepy Holllow one. Now I'm afraid to see any more.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on June 05, 2012, 12:38:32 am
I thought I loved Tim Burton movies (despite not liking movies much at all, as some of you may recall) until I made the mistake of seeing that awful Sleepy Holllow one. Now I'm afraid to see any more.

Yeah, Sleepy Hollow was a real disappointment.  I'd suggest giving Dark Shadows a try - there's a sense of humour to it that I appreciated.  I only had the vaguest of memories of the soap opera it's based on.  It isn't a perfect movie, but it's a fun movie.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 05, 2012, 03:30:27 am
isnt chloe moretz in it?  if she keeps playing her cards right, she's gonna fuckin go places.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on June 05, 2012, 03:20:49 pm
She was.  I don't think I've ever seen her in anything else, but she did a good job playing a sullen teen.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on June 05, 2012, 03:37:48 pm
find/rent/pirate/whatever the following films:
- Hugo
- Let Me In (also its original, Let the Right One In, from Sweden, for comparison's sake)
- Kick-Ass
they're her three biggest roles, and show why she keeps getting work. she's only 15 and already incredibly successful and talented. she's also done a couple of episodes of 30 rock as a foil to jack and i'm going to quit before this starts to sound too creepy. i swear i'm not perving out.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: lprkn on June 05, 2012, 09:54:57 pm
I just really hope she doesn't flame out, that seems to happen a lot to really successful and talented young women in Hollywood.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on June 06, 2012, 04:15:37 pm
Evilspeak. Whoa! I think it was actually... really good? I normally hate scary movies, paranormal movies, etc. But I really liked this one.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on June 06, 2012, 07:17:40 pm
The Cave of Forgotten Dreams http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1664894/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1664894/)

It's Werner Herzog, so you know you're in for some pretty melodramatic, unintentionally hilarious faux-philosophizing passing off as high-brow art, but the subject matter itself is endlessly fascinating. They found a cave decorated with the oldest pictorial art ever recorded (32.000 years old). Let me spoil the movie for you by saying that the drawings are really fantastic and eminently elegant and modern. Yes, we all know how Picasso sucked on old stone teats so that's no news either. Still - the movie really made me feel the abyss of time stretching forever behind me. 32.000 years ago some homo sapiens cats with some free time in their hands painted some walls with coal from burned out torches, mud and whatever else was available and then everybody became dust and bones, sealed off in a dark cave along with a bunch of prehistoric mammals.

Pass the dutchie, old man.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on June 07, 2012, 12:12:39 am
Her shoot out scene in Kick-Ass was the only time I ever saw a group of dudes stand up and applaud in a home theater room environment.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on July 25, 2012, 01:00:33 pm
C'mon, people, stop pretending you didn't see the Dark Knight Rises. It's getting ridiculous.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on July 25, 2012, 02:17:29 pm
batman films, best to worst:

The Dark Knight
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight Rises
Batman (1966)
Batman (1989)
Batman Forever
Batman Returns
Batman & Robin

OPINIONS ARE SUBJECTIVE AND THIS IS MINE
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on July 25, 2012, 02:55:04 pm
C'mon, people, stop pretending you didn't see the Dark Knight Rises. It's getting ridiculous.

batman films, best to worst:

The Dark Knight
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight Rises
Batman (1966)
Batman (1989)
Batman Forever
Batman Returns
Batman & Robin

OPINIONS ARE SUBJECTIVE AND THIS IS MINE

I haven't seen a damn one of them.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on July 25, 2012, 03:33:39 pm
i understand not enjoying films. i understand not enjoying batman. i understand lack of interest in batman films. i do not share these three factors with you.

pray tell, what kind of films do you enjoy
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on July 25, 2012, 05:05:24 pm
i used to have them flipped but then heath ledger ruined jack nicholson's joker for me. '66 is just so much fun, so silly.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on July 25, 2012, 05:38:36 pm
Jack Nicholson will always be THE Joker for me, even if all he was in that movie was Jack Nicholson - just an asshole having fun.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on July 25, 2012, 05:58:01 pm
i understand not enjoying films. i understand not enjoying batman. i understand lack of interest in batman films. i do not share these three factors with you.

pray tell, what kind of films do you enjoy

I'm not cracking on them, really.  I don't think I had realized that I hadn't seen any until I saw your list.

I don't know what it is.  Lately my attention span seems to have shortened to the point where I don't have the patience to sit through an entire movie.  Most pop culture holds less and less interest for me these days (which isn't a comment on myself, not the pop culture).  Superhero movies have never done much for me (haven't seen any of the Spiderman movies either.)  And Batman (and DC in general) was never a favorite comic.

Sometimes I feel like I'm turning into Red Foreman.

Sometimes I think it's that I'd rather be doing something than watching something.  Note that this extends to all forms of media, including books.  And my tastes are increasingly turning towards non-fiction.

I go to about one movie a year at the theater.  Last one was Hunger Games, which was OK.  Before that it might have been Watchmen.  Both were because daughters wanted to go.

I can't think of any movies that I'm dying to see right now, or even halfway motivated to go see.  

MOVIES THAT I WILL ALWAYS STOP TO WATCH WHEN I AM CHANNEL SURFING:
In no particular order

Blazing Saddles
Young Frankenstein
Any Python
Patton
The Longest Day
His Girl Friday
Lawrence of Arabia
Stripes
Animal House
Godfather (I and II)
Goodfellas
Pulp Fiction
Cool Hand Luke
Fight Club
A Christmas Story
Apocalypse Now
Dr. Strangelove
Chinatown
2001
Groundhog Day
Outlaw Josey Wales
Little Big Man

I don't know...  


Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on July 25, 2012, 10:18:55 pm
i never thought you were cracking on them, that was the point of my three sentences of understanding. sarcasm wasn't my intent, if that's how it came off.

your daughters have mediocre taste in films. your surfing list is pretty good, though; i have a very hard time turning on a movie if i've missed the beginning, so i don't do much of that. one exception: blade runner. i've seen three different edits, each several times, with and without commercials, and every time i happen upon it on hbo or wgn or wherever i still find something new. a subtle movement or pronunciation or background detail that only strengthens the world of the film.

the best part of these batman films by chris nolan &co. are that they aren't about batman, really; he layers in the subtext to provide meditations on maturity (bruce), enablism (alfred), contentment (rachel), virtue (dent), fear (scarecrow), chaos (joker), pain (bane), and honesty (gordon). they're just wrapped up in this action setting with crazy costumes.

oh: and the dark knight is one of the best films i've EVER seen. EVER.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on August 06, 2012, 02:54:17 am
Saw Dark Knight Rises today, it was good, but not great.  It was worth seeing in a theatre, but a tad on the forgettable side. 

I could really not decipher what the actor playing Bane was saying at a couple of points.  I've mentioned elsewhere that I have some hearing damage from too many rock concerts in my youth, but this is the first time in a movie theatre with surround sound that I genuinely couldn't clearly hear what was being said.  Apparently I'm not the only one who had this problem. There are several places online where people are having arguments about this, calling people stupid for not understanding...  It's pretty lame.  This is about garbled sound and possibly poor diction, not about comprehension.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on August 06, 2012, 06:03:47 pm
Saw it too. Suppose it's real hard to write a genius when you're just an average dunderhead, so Nolan's Batman is not by any measure the mastermind from the comics. Once I accepted that, I found much to like in the movie. I remember reading an article saying that a real-world Batman would last 6-8 years tops due to occupational hazards, and the movie takes this notion and uses it to make a way more compelling character than the usual "things revert to how they were until next week's/month's installment". The guy from aintitcoolnews is foaming at the mouth because this Batman is not the empty shell fit for wish-fulfillment fantasies of emotionally stunted boys (instead showing actual feeling for a lady he lost), but as someone who has had actual meaningful relationships with women I prefer it this way. Bat-dude got relatable, someone you can imagine bonding over beers instead of a joyless authority figure who would knock your ass for so much as blazing up a doobie.

But how's this for irony? The fights and the action in this action movie were lame and boring but I really liked the relationships between the characters (I even liked Bane's big reveal at the end, the actor sold it really well with those longing stares). Dude, Batman nails Catwoman while a nuke device goes off in the horizon, what's not to like (ok it wasn't really like that but c'mon)?

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Spoilery bonus tracks, you have been warned:

- Really really liked Bruce Wayne's tombstone beside his parents' and the establishment of the home for orphans. A very fitting end for that life.
- Don't understand they missed the chance of ending the movie with the new guy watching over the city, would have been epicous.

Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on November 15, 2012, 05:05:55 pm
Just saw This Must Be the Place (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0ryRwKkKI4) and what struck me most was that the tone of the film reminded me of Achewood at it's best.  It's a flim right on the edge of melencholy and absurdity.  I really, really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: side_show on December 14, 2012, 09:56:25 pm
I think that flow chart just convinced me of the fact I don't want to see that movie.  That shit smacks of tedium to me.  I didn't want to see the other three either though, and I had nice naps I paid too much for during each of those.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on December 14, 2012, 10:23:21 pm
From the reviews I've read, this is the kind of movie that inspires people to great heights of bad reviews.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on December 15, 2012, 02:18:40 am
i saw Looper (http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1276104/) in october when i was out in SLC visiting my lady.  its a really cool sc-fi/thriller.  i just watched a rad documentary by Ice-T called Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap (http://m.imdb.com/title/tt2062996/).  Inev and Keef are some folks i know who would be interested, for sure.  also, maybe Nabu?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on December 17, 2012, 03:02:35 pm
My life's tedium caught up with me so I spent the weekend watching movies in a darkened bedroom taking swigs. I really like absurd, silly comedies and profanity, and was pleasantly surprised by these two:

21 Jump Street. Only marginally remembered the TV series (yes, it ran down here for a while). Found a lot to like -- seriously, I'll highly recommend any movie with a sequence in which a character yells FUCK MILES DAVIS! and then jumps through a gong. JOnah Hill was very good, and most of the peripheral cast had their moments too.

The Watch. This one got mostly bad reviews but I loved it. I don't know, I enjoyed seeing the cast just riffing and being silly, and I honestly think they blazed a new trail for comedy with the scene in which they fuck around with an alien corpse. Lovely profanity, too. Vince Vaughn -- so good. The weird English dude, Richard Ayoade: small part, killed with almost every line. Overall I got bored with the "film" parts, and was mostly waiting between the plot points so the characters could come back to their foul-mouthed antics.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on March 15, 2013, 04:27:35 am
I just saw Olympus Has Fallen (http://youtu.be/IcMkOGJIi_k). It's really one of the dumbest movies I've seen in quite some time. They do blow up a lot of shit though.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on March 20, 2013, 01:28:17 am
I've seen the trailer a few times, and I'd be disappointed if it wasn't really dumb.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on March 20, 2013, 01:34:21 am
I saw Life of Pi. There's a sloth at the very beginning. It's downhill from there.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Pedro Picasso on March 21, 2013, 05:29:57 pm
jay-ell and I saw "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." It was a very good try at an unfilmable book. That thing deserved a miniseries or something. Confusing as all get-out. And I read the book. I loved that book. I could NOT keep the suspects straight. Some books should just be books. Even when people like them.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on March 21, 2013, 07:24:22 pm
i think i have a new favorite genre: small comedies. i caught Wanderlust again on HBO and though i know a lot of people dislike jennifer aniston, i think that movie's pretty damn great.

another i caught (netflix maybe?) was one called safety not guaranteed, starring mark duplass from the league and aubrey plaza from parks&rec. not the funniest, but cute and sweet, with a couple great laughs.

pedro: the swedish films are actually pretty well done, and fairly true to the books. i haven't seen the american one because it shouldn't have been made. i understand why it was, having grown up with people that couldn't abide subtitles and one cousin who hates foreign accents so much she can't even watch braveheart. latent racism, i guess.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on August 26, 2013, 04:43:57 pm
Having some trouble trying to finish this one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1971352/

It's infuriating and exasperating. I keep having to pause it every 20 minutes to do something else. The fact that it really happened is the messed up icing in this fucked up cake:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strip_search_prank_call_scam
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on August 26, 2013, 05:01:42 pm
Having some trouble trying to finish this one: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1971352/

It's infuriating and exasperating. I keep having to pause it every 20 minutes to do something else. The fact that it really happened is the messed up icing in this fucked up cake:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strip_search_prank_call_scam

The Mount Washington incident happened about 30 miles from us.  It got a lot of media coverage at the time.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on September 04, 2013, 12:02:44 pm
One for the horror & violence crowd: "Funny Games" (the original, from 1997 -- although it seems the remake is identical, virtually a frame by frame reshoot with added Naomi Wattness) ---> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119167/

Two soft spoken young men take a family hostage and things unhinge in major ways. What Michael Haneke, the director, has accomplished here is that the viewing experience is way more harrowing than what's usual in this type of fare. Dude knows his tricks. Also, after you finish seeing it, it's pretty clear that the movie is... well, pointless, little more than a genre exercise, but there's a lot to like in it individually (especially if you're into movie analysis, semiotics etc).
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on September 04, 2013, 01:56:36 pm
i can't get in to movies like this. i mean, i saw one of the faces of death movies when i was 18, and maybe it scarred me? but i don't see the point in torture porn. i haven't seen any of the saw franchise either, nor anything by rob zombie.

what worries me is that there's no story, and all i'm looking at is gore and trauma with no payoff
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on September 04, 2013, 02:10:39 pm
i can't get in to movies like this. i mean, i saw one of the faces of death movies when i was 18, and maybe it scarred me? but i don't see the point in torture porn. i haven't seen any of the saw franchise either, nor anything by rob zombie.

what worries me is that there's no story, and all i'm looking at is gore and trauma with no payoff

100% with you on that one. If it wasn't Haneke, a director I've always been curious about, I wouldn't have bothered.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: KeithHernandez on September 04, 2013, 03:08:00 pm
As a rule I dislike movies.  I like The Big Lebowski, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and one of the two Japanese movies that The Man without a Name trilogy is based on.  Those are the only movies I have fully enjoyed in my life.  I especially hate what I would call horror movies, but maybe just gory movies?  Like Jason or something.  That said, I really enjoyed Saw, didnt really think it was gory at all.  And then I watched this other movie called Cube that was awesome.  Now people keep trying to get me to watch Seven.  That's all.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on September 04, 2013, 03:15:33 pm
i can't get in to movies like this.

Likewise. I love Roger Ebert's review of the torture-porn film "Captivity," which included the sentence "Everyone associated with this movie should be ashamed of themselves."
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on September 04, 2013, 05:02:27 pm
As a rule I dislike movies.  I like The Big Lebowski, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and one of the two Japanese movies that The Man without a Name trilogy is based on.  Those are the only movies I have fully enjoyed in my life.  I especially hate what I would call horror movies, but maybe just gory movies?  Like Jason or something.  That said, I really enjoyed Saw, didnt really think it was gory at all.  And then I watched this other movie called Cube that was awesome.  Now people keep trying to get me to watch Seven.  That's all.

Check out "Rosemary's Baby", why dontcha.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on September 04, 2013, 05:14:53 pm
man, Keith, you like the kind of movies i really want to like, but actually can't stand. So long! Big Lebowski I like... now... but had to watch a lot of times to appreciate. Westerns? Old Japanese movies? I just can't do it. So much nothing.

What is with you guys and not liking movies? Man. I have such a short attention span that I have a hard time reading a chapter of a book without stopping to make a sandwich or walk around, but movies suck me right in most of the time. Even bad movies give me a lot of pleasure sometimes. I guess you can't fix "doesn't like movies."
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on September 04, 2013, 05:35:17 pm
Japanese movies? (...) So much nothing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv9rhC2q8zs
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on September 04, 2013, 07:24:45 pm
yeah, that scene is 50 seconds long with 10 seconds where intense things happen. The movie is 96 minutes long, is every scene like that? Probably, right?

I am totally open to the idea that this is a case where I just can't appreciate a thing that is very good. These movies were a huge influence on lots of things I like, and all of my friends adore them. Maybe if I were more of a visual person, or learned to be, I could enjoy them more.

I have a similar thing with music. A lot of my favorite artists do really really long pieces where it takes a long time for things to happen. When I have the patience for them they blow my mind. But most of the time I am not in the mood.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on September 04, 2013, 07:57:26 pm
Oh, don't mind me, I just take any chance I have to show this scene to people.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on September 04, 2013, 07:58:51 pm
What is with you guys and not liking movies? Man. I have such a short attention span that I have a hard time reading a chapter of a book without stopping to make a sandwich or walk around, but movies suck me right in most of the time. Even bad movies give me a lot of pleasure sometimes. I guess you can't fix "doesn't like movies."

Nope, you can't.

I'm the opposite of you. I can read a book straight through more easily than I can sit through a movies for more than 15 minutes. I think it's partly because I'm a very fast reader. Things take so long to happen in movies that I could read a lot faster - that's also why I have no patience for videos on the internet, they take so long for an amount of content I could read five times faster. Also reading gives you control over the pacing - you can skip the boring parts and linger/repeat the good ones. Whereas in a movie you're at the mercy of how long the director thought something should take.

I'm watching a Japanese TV show online right now with 15 minute episodes. For me, this is the perfect length.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: KeithHernandez on September 04, 2013, 08:02:29 pm
I think I maybe just like the good the bad the ugly cause of the incredible music, to be fair?  Also, I don't really the other two movies in that "series" or Once Upon a Time in the West.  I feel like I also have a really short attention span, but maybe most movies just bore me.  Like, I can watch 6 episodes of the Simpsons in a row or listen to multiple albums, but put my in front of any stupid comedy movie and I have lost attention in like 20 seconds.  My dislike of movies maybe is based on what my friends were into in high school.  So many stupid ass comedies I couldn't get through and like one or two of those "important" Hollywood films a year.  Those "important" films are the ones that bug me the most...the last one I saw was Argo.  Ugh, don't get me started on that.


Have you seen those Kurosawa films?  I think Sanjuro is the one I like more.


Oh, also, I needed but didn't have glasses from like 15-24, and now I have had glasses for a few years.  All of the movies except the Big Lebowski that I like are from the post glasses me.  I also used to dislike any visual art (i mean like shit on canvases/that you would see at an art museum.) but I think I am coming around on that too.  Being able to see is very important for appreciating things you look at!

Oh, also, I am in to all of those really put together, layered TV comedies (I basically think of it as just Seinfeld and its followers- Office uk and us, Arrested Development, Parks and Rec, Community...that might be it?).  I just don't think it is possible to do something like that with films.  I think that has basically ruined movie comedies for me. 
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on September 04, 2013, 08:06:45 pm
Have you seen those Kurosawa films?

Don't get me started.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on September 04, 2013, 08:39:32 pm
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Oh, also, I am in to all of those really put together, layered TV comedies (I basically think of it as just Seinfeld and its followers- Office uk and us, Arrested Development, Parks and Rec, Community...that might be it?). 

Have you seen Peep Show? Try to see that. Very good.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on September 04, 2013, 10:43:49 pm
Oh, also, I am in to all of those really put together, layered TV comedies (I basically think of it as just Seinfeld and its followers- Office uk and us, Arrested Development, Parks and Rec, Community...that might be it?).  I just don't think it is possible to do something like that with films.  I think that has basically ruined movie comedies for me. 

You should check out Party Down. 20 episodes then cancelled, yet the ending is one of the most satisfying of any series I've seen.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on January 16, 2014, 06:00:25 am
"Her" was great. I really really liked it. Visually beautiful, great dorky future clothes, Joaquin Phoenix is amazing... I really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on January 16, 2014, 06:47:33 am
i need to see that one. it's next on my list. last week i convinced the missus to see "American Hustle" and we loved loved it. she wanted to see "The Wolf of Wall Street" but acquiesced; later, she found out "Wolf" is three hours long and said 'oh shit, we'll watch that at home with the pause button.'

"Hustle" is great and both Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence were amazing. Bradley Cooper was also really good, and Christian Bale was as good as he usually is. really, everything about the movie is really really good, it's just left turn after left turn and surprising from start to finish. er, well, i mean, there are some standard tropes without which the story wouldn't make sense, but there are so many fun twists and good laughs that the tropes just fit right.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 16, 2014, 07:22:47 am
***** and frank (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1990314/?ref_=nv_sr_2)
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: dejavroom on January 17, 2014, 12:02:09 pm
I recently watched "Prisoners" with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, something I would not have done based solely on the trailer and the poster, which reek of generic thriller glop (but someone whose opinions I respect recommended it, so...). I was pleasantly surprised with it -- at least with the first 60%: after this mark it devolves into familiar generic thriller glop which is a tad tiresome. It starts heavy on Christian symbols and themes in a way that promises Big Questions Asked Tastefully, but after the hellicious setup they just give up on that and focus more on the procedural aspect. For some reason I can't buy Hugh Jackman trying to be serious, but Jake Gyllenhaal's character is interesting.

Prisoners: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392214/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1392214/)

Another one I saw was the Danish movie "The Hunt". It's about a kindergarten teacher accused of molesting a little girl on a secluded little town somewhere in the Denmark wilderness (I'm not spoiling it when I tell you he's 100% innocent, the movie doesn't make a plot point out of it). Great movie even if the protagonist sometimes seems too oblivious to what's happening around him (dude is accused of a heinous crime and his biggest concern is how will that affect his chances of keeping custody of his son. He's the Hannibal Lacter dude from the Hannibal TV series, btw). There's a Christian theme running through it too, with an innocent being accused, the whole forgiveness thing, "don't judge lest ye be judged" etc., which is cool... I just wish they had made the protagonist less of a play-doh doll. Also, the little girl that accuses him -- fierce little actress, she's just amazing. It's not common for a movie to show the psychology of a child with such insight and truth, and the girl delivers.

The Hunt: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106476/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106476/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1)
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on January 17, 2014, 01:40:04 pm
Both good suggestions. Seems there are a lot of quality movies coming out these days.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 17, 2014, 11:22:13 pm
mads mikkelson is the shit.  he was also great in adams apples (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418455/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_22) and valhalla rising (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862467/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_13)

both of these are danish movies, so be prepared for subtitles.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on January 17, 2014, 11:47:23 pm
there's like three lines of dialog in valhalla rising, and none of them matter. i fell asleep the first three times i tried to watch it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 18, 2014, 01:56:57 am
there's like three lines of dialog in valhalla rising, and none of them matter. i fell asleep the first three times i tried to watch it.

not enough boobs, huh?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on January 18, 2014, 03:48:30 am
don't get me wrong, i like boobs. i just don't deem them mandatory for any movie. valhalla rising bored me to sleep three times. i watched it a fourth time out of spite and completionism.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: littlefallsmets on January 18, 2014, 11:02:18 am
The idea of watching television or film for nudity seems so goshed darn quaint what with the internet existing and all.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on January 18, 2014, 05:41:55 pm
When I used to endlessly search through TV guide for movies with boobies, I knew that N meant Nudity, but thought that BN meant Breast-Nudity.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on January 18, 2014, 09:09:38 pm
Doesn't it mean "Buck Nekkid"?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: jaydub on January 19, 2014, 06:39:32 pm
Isn't that a FTM porn star?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on January 20, 2014, 02:36:10 am
just got back from the theater after seeing "Her" - wow. just wow. better than it had any right to be, even considering the talent packing its roster.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on January 20, 2014, 05:27:15 am
Do you want to start wearing high-waisted wool ##### and soft-shouldered blazers, or was that just a preexisting condition on my part?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Choop on January 20, 2014, 05:54:59 am
yeah nope. as we were leaving the theater, i suggested to the missus my surprise that samantha didn't order him any new shirts with pockets that fit her case, to keep him having to ruin more shirts with safety pins.

and be careful with those high-waisted #####. they make a dude's ass look awful.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on January 20, 2014, 07:02:47 pm
I wish there were some more private way to share a picture of my roommate who dresses and grooms exactly like that guy. Mustache and messy hair and clothes and all. I will not comment on personality similarities.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on February 17, 2015, 04:48:23 am
I had not seen The Royal Tenenbaums in years and I watched it with my sister. I had forgotten about a certain scene (probably no spoilers, this is just a song that is in the scene) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgNgvCLRqWc) and just couldn't take it.
I like Wes Anderson a lot, but I feel like compared to that all his other movies are pretty fluffy.

Although, last time I watched Life Aquatic it was a lot darker than I remembered. Maybe as I get older dark stuff isn't that funny to me anymore.

Also, something about watching movies with my sister is just perfect. I am really enjoying realizing that my siblings are adults. We went to see Inherent Vice (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k97g5EQnLL8) over winter break and it was really enjoyable.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on March 17, 2015, 07:38:26 am
Saw Boyhood tonight. Very delightful movie. It's kinda long so there's no way Wombat would enjoy it. I loved it! It's set in Texas and partially in Houston. I recognized a lot of the locations. I knew it was Richard Linklater, but it was never mentioned that it was based in Texas. I don't know if that skewed my enjoyment. I think I would have loved it anyway, but that fact was a nice bonus.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: AugustWest on March 17, 2015, 02:02:43 pm
Really want to see it, waiting for it to hit Netflix.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on March 17, 2015, 05:02:56 pm
Really want to see it, waiting for it to hit Netflix.

Well I'm sending my copy back today so maybe they'll mail it to you tomorrow.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on December 24, 2015, 06:08:50 am
New Star Wars is great. Unlike the "new 3," had moments that felt really human. Great new characters. Captures the feel of the originals in just the right way.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on December 31, 2015, 01:34:20 am
New Star Wars is great. Unlike the "new 3," had moments that felt really human. Great new characters. Captures the feel of the originals in just the right way.

That's great to hear. I'm looking forward to seeing it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on December 31, 2015, 05:37:54 pm
A lot of my friends didn't like it. But I liked it enough that I would be happy to see it again. Who knows.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: lprkn on January 15, 2016, 06:54:01 am
I watched it twice. There are a couple moments here and there where it doesn't quite work, but they are few and far between, and it's a great movie overall.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on January 15, 2016, 11:05:05 am
The more I think about it the less I like the new Star Wars. It almost felt like a remake of the original Star Wars.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 15, 2016, 01:52:27 pm
It did feel like a remake in a lot of ways. But it was fun nonetheless. Only one plot point I had a real problem with.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on January 19, 2016, 01:18:17 am
Only one plot point I had a real problem with.

And what would that be?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: robocop on January 19, 2016, 04:30:45 am
Anomalisa (2015) split my face down the seam. I will never experience anything like that again. Kaufman is a treasure.

Room (2015) - I cracked three teeth from anxious bruxism during one particular scene. Only film I found to be more tense last year was...

...Sicario (2015), which literally had me on the edge of my seat with my heart echoing in my ears for the entire runtime. Fascinating and gutting.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 19, 2016, 04:12:03 pm
And what would that be?

Um, what's the spoiler policy for this thread?
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 19, 2016, 04:28:52 pm
OK, highlight to view:
When they go down to Starkiller Base, nab Capt. Phasma, Finn points a blaster at her and says "Lower the shields," and she does it pretty much right away. Given that the base was seemingly impervious with the shields up, and given what happens to people in the First Order who fuck shit up, I'm pretty sure she'd be all "Fuck you, you'll just have to shoot me." Instead she goes "Fine, but you'll never get away with this!" a bit too readily, IMO.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on January 19, 2016, 11:05:35 pm
I thought that too.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on January 20, 2016, 12:56:18 am
It mostly just bothered me that despite being in AN ENTIRE GALAXY everyone is always related, and always run into each other.

Sometimes I go to THE MALL and don't run into someone I know. How likely is it that if I landed a spaceship on another planet (in the future when we live on other planets) I'd run into someone I know? It feels like a pretty big deal that I run into people I know on the street in New York.

But overall, I loved it. I really liked that they captured the visual feel of the originals. I hope the further episodes do not so closely mimic the older ones, but I get why they did that on this one.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: robocop on January 20, 2016, 01:49:58 am
Coincidence and chance meetings have been a part of the Star Wars universe since the originals, I feel like. To me, the new one felt like a completely different series. An entertaining and fun film with an almost photocopy plot as episode iv, but not entirely a Star Wars film. I felt the same about Jabrams Jabrams Abrams' Star Trek films. Entertaining, but doesn't really feel like Star Trek.

The Force Awakens has odd pacing, some huge story/structure issues, and some (I thought) poorly cut action scenes. That said, I enjoyed it. The original 6 films did have much calmer, slower, talkier sections, and a lot more cheesy new age spirituality.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 20, 2016, 04:58:17 pm
My assumption WRT chance meetings has always been that The Force is leading people where they need to go.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on January 24, 2016, 07:10:02 pm
That is a good POV, I just wish they were introducing more new characters. I would love to see people being wrapped into the story that give hints of what life is like in the rest of the galaxy. The suggestion in TFA that the younger characters thought that the Jedi, Luke etc were all a myth was awesome and I want them to build on that.
This makes me think that maybe the reason I loved this movie so much and that a lot of the criticisms don't bother me is that I just want more and more worldbuilding. Variations on the original trilogy with new characters and interesting planets and space ships sounds pretty good.


Speaking of which, almost done re-watching Eric Rohmer's "Six Moral Tales." Roger Ebert called the last two some of the best movies he has ever seen, so I feel a little less like a weirdo now. In each movie a guy is tempted to stray from his lady and in the end has to decide-- do I go for it or not?
In between there are a lot of great little conversations, nice shots of Paris, tons of beautiful 1960s women, etc.

My favorite, though, might be the first. The Bakery Girl of Monceau. Searching the streets of Paris for his ideal woman, a student stops in at the same bakery every day to get his lunch. He starts flirting with the cute girl behind the counter, and considers "settling" for her. But will he? 15 minutes, charming, wonderful. The later films in the series are feature-length and might be "better" but take themselves way more seriously.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on January 31, 2016, 08:29:55 pm
My assumption WRT chance meetings has always been that The Force is leading people where they need to go.

That does help.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on January 31, 2016, 08:44:03 pm
The suggestion in TFA that the younger characters thought that the Jedi, Luke etc were all a myth was awesome and I want them to build on that.

SPOILER ALERT!

That part didn't ring true for me. They've only jumped like 30 years into the future. It would be as if we all had heard of Ronald Reagan, but weren't sure he existed. A lot of other really huge, improbable things also took place during that 30 years. Apparently the Empire fell, the Jedi ascended, something happened between Skywalker and his son and the Jedi disappeared from the galaxy. Meanwhile Some remnant of the Empire coalesced into a new power and have managed to build a weapon the size of a small planet. the former rebels are now a new resistance. Whew, that's a lot of history for 30 years.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on February 01, 2016, 03:08:45 am
Well, given that in the Star Wars universe it seems like the internet/computers don't exist, it seems totally believable to me that the Jedi, Luke Skywalker, etc would be semi-myth. "I heard some crazy magic guys took down the government." Especially since the remnants of the Empire would try to suppress it all.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on February 07, 2016, 06:39:38 pm
Saw the new Coen Bros (Hail, Caesar). I can't decide what I thought about it.

I would say not much happened, or at least that nothing got wrapped up. I came out ambivalent-- but my two friends HATED it and even said it was one of the worst Coen bros movies. Which makes me want to defend it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on February 08, 2016, 02:25:16 am
Hey Inev, have you ever seen Satoshi Kon's Paprika? I was trying to think of anyone I knew who would appreciate it and you were the only one who came to mind. You can get it streaming on Amazon.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on February 08, 2016, 03:26:29 am
Oh, this looks so good! I remember hearing about it back when it came out, but I have not seen it. I have some Amazon credit from returning something, I'll watch it soon.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on February 08, 2016, 10:12:29 pm
Saw the new Coen Bros (Hail, Caesar). I can't decide what I thought about it.

I would say not much happened, or at least that nothing got wrapped up. I came out ambivalent-- but my two friends HATED it and even said it was one of the worst Coen bros movies. Which makes me want to defend it.

I didn't get The Big Lebowski the first time I watched it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on February 08, 2016, 10:15:03 pm
Me neither! I actually didn't enjoy it the first several times I watched it. Then I watched it with my sister and we were both cracking up. I guess my sense of humor has shifted a little.

This one definitely had some PERFECT scenes with excellent jokes. The more I think about it, the more I want to see it again. I just shared my analysis with the friend I saw it with and she completely rejected it and said I was making it up, even though I feel pretty sure about it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: miles on March 04, 2016, 09:11:39 pm
Spouse found out I never watched Footloose before.

Guess what I'll be doing one rainy evening this weekend. Kevin Bacon with a Kenny Loggins soundtrack, it can't hurt me, right?

I probably shouldn't admit this, but I kinda like Footloose.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on March 04, 2016, 10:54:08 pm
Me neither! I actually didn't enjoy it the first several times I watched it.

Then why did you watch it several times??
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on March 05, 2016, 01:00:04 am
Because all of my friends wanted to watch it all the time. I also felt like I didn't "get" it and wanted to get it.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on March 05, 2016, 02:34:06 am
Maybe this is one reason I have more friends on the internet than in real life, but if my friends wanted to watch a movie I already saw and hadn't liked, I'd just go home and let them watch it. I'm glad it worked out for you.

Of course it's true that I have to be dragged kicking and screaming into watching a movie at the best of times, so this probably strikes me as more of a horror that it does most people.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on March 06, 2016, 12:26:18 pm
I've been seeing a lot of movies lately. For the last couple of years I always add all of the Oscar nominees to my Netflix queue. So for the best I've seen from this year is Room. That is a very good movie.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: wombat on May 28, 2016, 02:11:18 am
Yo Inev, another Satoshi Kon that wasn't online till just now.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqq0nVu29g8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqq0nVu29g8)
For the love of God make sure you have an adblocker on though.

You should also make sure you see Tokyo Godfathers somehow.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on May 28, 2016, 02:39:17 am
Whoa. This is a weird thing: I remember this name (Millennium Actress) getting thrown around a lot last time I was into anime-- which I guess was when it came out. This looks great.

Today I stayed home from work and read 20th Century Boys all day. I think it is pretty great. I have been enjoying reading it (sorry, in fan-translation) and looking up the untranslated sound effects on here. (http://thejadednetwork.com/sfx/)


I will look for Tokyo Godfathers.


Also newly in the Paramount Vault youtube account is "North Dallas 40." Infamous among my friends in St Louis because when we were in college they were throwing out all of the old Film Club's stuff. All of the cool movie posters had been taken, but a friend got the North Dallas 40 poster because of the inscrutable tagline: "Wait 'til You See The Weird Part."
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on May 28, 2016, 08:43:25 pm
Also newly in the Paramount Vault youtube account is "North Dallas 40." Infamous among my friends in St Louis because when we were in college they were throwing out all of the old Film Club's stuff. All of the cool movie posters had been taken, but a friend got the North Dallas 40 poster because of the inscrutable tagline: "Wait 'til You See The Weird Part."

That's a pretty good movie as I recall. Full of 70s debauchery.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on June 04, 2016, 06:00:29 am
Holy Cow, The Third Man.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on June 04, 2016, 01:58:09 pm
Holy Cow, The Third Man.

Hell yes! Orson Welles is a genius. Once, back in the early days of this board I went off on some folks for dragging Orson Welles through the mud about his frozen peas fiasco. I wish I could find it, that was a quality rant.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on June 04, 2016, 02:56:47 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i7ycxiog40

Orson Welles ... frozen peas
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: theinevitable on October 31, 2016, 04:44:12 am
I went to see a showing of The Decalogue at the Philly Film Festival-- 10 movies, each an hour long, about the 10 commandments. It was awesome! Some were sad, some were scary, some were violent, some were restrained, and one was really funny and fun. 12 hours including breaks was a long time to be in one place, but totally worth it.

If they're available individually somewhere, I really recommend the last one. It's about two estranged brothers who inherit a valuable stamp collection from their father. Some really great gags, definitely the one I'd most want to watch again.

The first one made me ugly-cry and have to cover my mouth so nobody heard. It was incredibly well made but I have a hard recommending it to people after it made me that upset.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: Doc on January 02, 2018, 01:21:57 pm
So in the last 48 hrs I saw the new Star Wars flick (some cool scenes linked by a kind of boring plot), the Killing of Sacred Deer (excellently cool and creepy and just weird in a way I love but hesitate to recommend to people, if you liked the Lobster you'll probably like this) and 3 Billboard Outside Ebbing Missouri which I would like to proselytize for now.

I almost didn't see this film because I thought it would be too much of a bummer and I'm so glad I changed my mind. It *is* super dark, and it tackles serious issues fairly frankly but it is also hilarious. I didn't realise until afterwards that the writer director also made In Bruges. Billboards doesn't have that film's surrealism but it's got humour in spades. Highly, highly recommended.
Title: Re: Some movies I just saw
Post by: pmcd9 on April 07, 2018, 07:07:00 pm
3 Billboard Outside Ebbing Missouri which I would like to proselytize for now.

Got to see this one. I just love Frances McDormand so I know it'll be good.